Wednesday, March 30

a little sap.

{my Daddy & 2 grandfathers ... 3 of the greatest men I've ever known}

I usually don't get all sappy on y'all 
... 
But today 
...
today I am sad. 

Today would have been my grandfather's 84th birthday but after a long and fierce battle with lung cancer ... 
the cancer finally won in August of last year. 

My papa {as we called him} was one of the greatest men I will ever have the pleasure of knowing. He was funny, so smart and gave the best advice. 
I never heard him speak a harsh word to anyone and have never met anyone with a bad thing to say about him. 

I know that today {and everyday} he's looking down on me. 
And I know that he lives in spirit in the hearts of so many people whose lives he touched. 

I miss him everyday, but today ... even moreso. 
I always tried to be the first person to call him on his birthday ... 
If I wasn't he poked fun and told me I must not love him as much as whoever was the first! :) 

So pardon my sap ... And thank you for listening! 
I appreciate you all each and every day! xo


16 comments:

katelyn w said...

I'm sorry for your loss! Its good that you are still taking time to remember him on such a special day!

Katie said...

Sorry for your loss, I know what it's like! He's definitely smiling down on you :)

Kendall said...

So sweet, not sappy at all. I know your Papa would have been so excited to have his own blog post!

Kristin said...

so sorry for your loss, but he's with you always & looking over you! :)

tale of many cities said...

not sap.. all i hear is love. :)

natasha {schue love} said...

Oh no, that breaks my heart. I lost my grandfather last year and it sounds like they would have been buddies if they were able to meet. Hope you get through today ok and know we're thinking of you. xo

Sarah said...

what a sweet post, you are a lucky girl to have had such a sweet man in your life! :)

megan said...

Aww what a sweet post. My grandaddy's bday who passed away when I was in 6th grade was last week. I think of him quite often and he always made me laugh. We're lucky to have/had such great men in our lives. :)

jessica said...

what a sweet post!! :)

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

this is such a sweet post. happy birthday to your grandpa. much love- xoxo jcd

Megan said...

aw love. so sweet. i called my grandpa papa too. i miss him every day. hugs to you my dear. xx

Katie said...

Sorry for your loss. I had an amazing grandpa as well who passed away on Valentines day several years back. Hopefully, you will get to see him again. Happy birthday to your Papa.

XO, Katie

Jen said...

I love this post! I miis my grandfathers terribly and I know just where you are coming from!

Ashly@Moon Walk said...

Keep your head up honey.

Miss Lindsay said...

Really sweet post - he's looking down on you.
xoxo

Cat said...

Aw sweetie...sending you a virtual hug right now! Here is to Papa...and all of the life and light he brought to your life and others. May you hold his memory close forever and ever.