Thursday, March 27, 2008

My Grandpa and Why to Celebrate Him

My Grandpa Joe passed away the other day. While I am very sad that he is gone I would like to focus on how wonderful he was to me and to my family.

My Grandpa Joe is not actually my Grandfather. He married my Grandma when I was very young and he is the only Grandfather I know. He took her grandchildren into his heart and made us feel like we were his blood. It takes a very special man to do a thing like that.

One of the last times I saw him I had the opportunity to tell him how wonderful he has been and how much I love him. He looked into my eyes and said, "You are a good Granddaughter." I am just so thankful that I had the opportunity to tell him how important he has been to me and to my family.

He was truly the most intelligent human being I have ever encountered. He retained every single bit of information. I don't know if he ever was tested, but there is no doubt in my mind that he was a genius.

He liked fruit more than any other person I have ever known.

He was a remarkable businessman who achieved real success as a result of a from-the-ground- up effort.

He was always smiling and had a sparkle in his eye. When he looked at you, you knew it and you felt lucky.

He loved nature and he loooved beautiful roses.

He collected art. Of course I love that!

There is really no way that I can do this man justice. How on Earth can I convey how thankful I am to have known him?

Finally, he loved my Grandmother. He knew what an amazing woman he married and he loved her so very much.

I am so sad that the world had to let go of such an amazing man, but I am eternally thankful that I knew him.


E.K. Wimmer said...

Thanks for writing that.

Anonymous said...

You said it so well, honey.
Love, Mom

Victoria said...

Love and Light to you and your family

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