Yesterday my sweet Grandad passed away. It was definitely his time to return to God. I find such comfort in the fact that he lived a very long, happy, and successful life. My Grandad was 97 years old, and as wise as they come :) Grandma and Grandad JUST celebrated their 77th year of marriage. How special is that?! I am incredibly lucky to have known them in this life as long as I have, what a blessing!
Haha, they hate having their picture taken! Grandad told me he's had his picture taken more in the last 10 years than his whole life :)I have such fond memories with Grandad. Anytime my family gets together we play as many lethal games of canasta as we can. Trust me, it's lethal when you play with us ;) Before I was old enough to play the game, I would snuggle with my Grandad in his recliner next to the fire place. Sometimes we'd talk, other times we'd eat Grandma's treats, but every time we'd just enjoy each others company. I appreciate the time Grandad spent with us, he made sure his grandchildren knew they were loved (this includes Eric! Grandad took him right in when we got married.).
I am truly a better person for having my grandparents in my life. Grandad was an amazing man, anyone who knew him will miss him greatly! I will never forget the examples and love he has shown me through out my life. And I will continue to cherish my life, as well as loved ones! When it's my time to leave this Earth, I want to leave behind a legacy full of happiness and love! Oh... and lots of posterity ;)