Happy Birthday Grandpa. I miss you.

Today would be my Grandpa’s 73rd birthday. Now, if you are new to For The Love of Baby!, we lost my Grandpa February 20th, 2009. It has been a very tough year, I won’t lie. My Grandfather was my “father” in life and taught me SO SO much. And of course, when you have a hero like that, you think they are invincible-They’ll never leave you. You can’t admit there will come a time when that individual will no longer be with you. It hurts. GrandpaGraduation

At Aubrey’s birthday party, I saw the first card with only Grandma’s name on it. As I read the card aloud, I was so used to saying “Grandma and Grandpa” that I had to catch myself as I read “Love, Great-Grandma”

I hurt for my Grandma. She no longer has her soulmate. Her husband of 55 years. I only hope that I am there enough for her. I know no one will take his place to her, as no one will take his place in my heart. I can see her hurt and just wish there was a way I could ease such for Grandma.  He was our family rock. gma and gpa

Grandpa, I hope you know how much you inspired me. I know I had those times I was a total pain in the ass(I did get my stubborn bullhead from you ya know). I just hope I will continue to make you proud. Thank you for being here on earth as my leader and thank you for being the angel I need now. You taught me what it means to love unconditionally. You taught me to have a heart for others, no matter how hard things might be for ourselves. You taught me to never give up, especially when they say it can’t be done. Grandpa, you taught me to be me.

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  1. Sounds like a great man. I too had a grandfather like that. He was my “Dad” too. I feel grateful that he stepped into that role. I lost him in ’97. There is a movie called Grand Torino with Clint Eastwood. He would have loved that movie. Clint’s character reminded me a lot of my grandfather.

  2. Hang in there because even though it’s been a year, sometimes those pangs of sadness about not having a special family member in your life can catch you unawares even years later. It’s good you share your feelings here, because that will help your heart to heal.

  3. It is rough losing loved ones. My dad died in 1/90 and my father in law died in 12/90 so two of my children never knew their grandfathers. I wish they could have

  4. I was grandpa’s little girl too. It certainly is hard mines been gone since I was 13 BUT I still remember. 🙁

    Thats why we should make our parents take care of them self’s so our children have a relationship with them and Remember!

  5. I’m sorry about your Grandfather. Loved your pictures, the B&W made me think of when I was little and rising in my fathers Old plymouth we had.

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