What is a picture worth?

We joked. We laughed. We loved. We’d talk politics for hours if you put us in the same room. I share his values and stubbornness and surely his feistiness too. I learned so much from him and his ability to love. I am forever grateful of his fondness & acceptance of my husband, who sometimes, I think he adored even more than me. I love him dearly.  I miss him deeply. 

Today I lost my sweet grandfather.

I have my memories. I will forever have my memories. But I also have my photographs, which mean more to me now than ever before. They remind me of those memories we created. They freeze that moment in time and to me, that is invaluable. Priceless. Precious.  A simple reminder of the value in the work I am choosing to do. 

I love you Gramps. The angels turned off your light one last time today. I hope you are enjoying them in heaven. I know you are. 


A little more about my grandpa here.  

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