Monday, June 7, 2010

Remembering my Grandfather....

This post has nothing to do with glass fishing floats, but something much more important. I recently lost one of the most important people in my life. My hero. My grandfather. He was an amazing man. He taught me many to drive in the pasture when I was 13, how to play cards & dominoes, how to make tents out of sheets when I was a little girl, how to jump rope with licorice, how to stand on my head, how to pick the perfect watermelon, along with many other odd & end things. The most significant thing he taught me was how important family is. For that, I am grateful.

I miss him dearly, but I find comfort knowing that he is with my Grandmother & the rest of our family that has passed. I have many memories to reflect on throughout the rest of my life. I was fortunate to have had him in my life as long as I did. He was 93 years old.

Grandpa, I love you & will miss you always.


  1. I am so sorry to hear that....
    I lost my gramps .... as I used to call him....several years ago.
    He was everything to me as well...
    I can say for sure that time does help your heart....but I still don't think it every really heals. When you really love someone you never truly get over it! But I think that's a good thing. I don't think they would want us to "get over" them!
    So keep him near and dear to your heart and be inspired by all that he had to teach you:)
    Take care.

  2. Okay...tears in the eyes now! Thank you so much. He was like a father to me, which makes it enough harder to deal with. I appreciate your kind words.

    Kamichia :)

  3. I'm just reading this now Kamichia! I'm so sorry!! Treasure the love you feel for this great man..., I believe true connections go beyond the body.

    Maya @ Completely Coastal

  4. Thank you, Maya. I have been fortunate & have not experienced a lot of loss in my life. It was quite sudden compared to my grandmother, so I wasn't ready to let him go. Each day it gets a little better, but I really am thankful for so many memories to cherish. I'm glad I was able to go spend some time with him before he passed. That gives me a little comfort.

  5. It seems to me he has everything to do with your glass floats.

    He gave me his eyes
    so I may see
    the many treasures
    in the world
    surrounding me.
    He gave me his eyes
    so I may never miss
    adventures that wait
    just beyond
    in the mist.
    He gave me his eyes
    so I would know
    it's really
    the little things
    that make love grow.
    He gave me his eyes
    and through them I see
    all the magic in the world
    and him, still,
    always, all round me!