Sunday, January 4, 2009

I Love You Grandpa!

Just a few days ago my world was forever changed and I lost the greatest man I ever knew. My grandfather. He wasn't just a grandfather; he was the father I never knew. But he was more than just a father figure he was my hero, my role model and my friend. He was a gentle man. Never in my 37 years did I hear him raise his voice in anger. He was a stubborn man and things had to be done his way or they weren't right even if you knew it could be done a better way. He just always did it his way. He was always willing to lend a hand when you needed him and hardly ever did you hear him complain. Though I’m sure Grandma did.
He wasn't one to say I love you, He showed his love in the things he did for you. He could fix just about anything and knew so much. He had many stories to tell and even though you'd heard them many times before they never changed and one never got tired of hearing them.
He wasn't just Mr. Fix-it; he could bake a pretty mean pie and made the best ever peanut brittle. He wasn't without his faults nor was he perfect but none of that mattered to me because in my eyes he was Grandpa and that made him perfect. I feel so blessed to have known such a wonderful man. He was an all around great guy and the center of my universe.
My world has shattered and it will never be the same again. But I know that he is in good hands up in heaven and trying to fix all the things that need fixing. Though he is no longer physically with us he is forever in our hearts
He will be missed so much by every one. WE LOVE YOU GRANDPA JOE!


  1. Jen,
    You and your family will be in my prayers. Thanks so much for sharing those wonderful things about your grandpa! have a blessed day!

  2. Awww Jen, I am so sorry!
    Keep those memories close to your heart.
    Im thinkin of ya!!


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