A Tribute to Grand-dad – 1925-2009
December 11, 2009

A Tribute to Grand-dad – 1925-2009

In light of my not being able to be with you all today, I thought it would be fitting to express just how much grand-dad meant to me. Today, you are all gathered to pay your respects to a man who I know has touched you all in a

very special way. Today, I have to sum up the courage to say goodbye to my grand-dad.

Grand-dad was someone who always tried to see the best in everyone. Someone who made you feel special in just a few moments after speaking with him. I remember him now as I remember him when I was a child and I cannot remember a time he didn’t have a smile on his face. He would always let me know just how much he was proud of me, even if it was something that I thought was very simple. Nothing was simple to him, and he knew how to make me feel special and loved. I learned from him how I could be a strong man and yet, still love. It is something I haven’t quite perfected yet, but he left a fine example.{{more}}

He was always full of life and enjoyed his life to the fullest. I miss him. Yet, I can celebrate in the fact that his life was one of purpose, dedication, and most importantly, love.

It is hard to imagine that he is no longer here with us. As a child, he seemed to me larger than life. Ecclesiastes 3 states that there is a time for everything, and there is a time for every event under heaven. A time to give birth and a time to die. A time to weep and a time to laugh. A time to mourn and a time to dance. As I mourn the loss of my grand-dad, I cannot help but smile at the many memories that I am blessed to have of the time we shared together when he was here. Time that seems so short, but yet holds such a special place in my heart.

I would like to publicly declare just how proud I am of him in life and how much he will always mean to me. After all…he is…MY GRAND-DAD!!

With Love