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.
Posted by Maria Rose at Thursday, March 27, 2008