Monday, July 6, 2015

10 Years Later

Hello Everyone!

Today post is a bit personal. 10 years ago I lost my granddaddy on July 6, 2005. It still seems so surreal that he's been gone for 10 whole years. This is not meant to be a sad post because when I think back on the life my granddaddy had, he was a truly incredible man during his 86 years of life. I remember his stories about WWII and how he was supposed to go to Pearl Harbor, but due to a injury to his side he wasn't unable to go. He used to say that if he would've went, there would be no family because the plane he was supposed to be on got shot down and everyone aboard was killed.

When I think of my Granddaddy I have so many happy memories. One in particular I remember when I was a little girl he used to take me to Mc Donalds and buy me a Happy Meal. Years later when we would reminisce, I reminded him of that and he would jokingly say I spent all his happy dollars lol. I also remember when I was in 5th grade he and my step grandmother surprised me and came to my school to eat lunch with me for Grandparents day. Like I said there so many wonderful memories.


Fast forward 10 years later I still miss my Granddaddy, but when I think about the 19 years he was a part of my life, I'm at peace with knowing that he is no longer here. I can only hope that he would be proud of the woman I turned out to be.


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12 comments:

  1. It's nice to hear stories about your grandpa Pilar! It's crazy when we realized how much time is passed since we lost loved ones and then we get that surreal feeling again. I also lost one of my grandpas 10 years ago this year but it's nice to look back on memories!

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    1. Thanks Ashley! I like to remember all the good memories of my Granddaddy! I realized a few days ago that it was 10 years since he passed away.

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  2. Thank you so much for sharing stories about your grandfather, Pilar! Grandparents are so wonderful. I wish I would have had mine around longer.

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    1. Thanks and you're welcome Lauren! I thought this would be a good way to remember my Granddaddy on his 10 year death anniversary. I agree I wish I had more time with my Granddaddy I was 19 years old when he died.

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  3. I miss my grand daddy too great post. Hi doll I'm back from vacation.

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    1. Thanks Jackie! I hope you had a great vacation!

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  4. Beautiful written post! Thanks for sharing your memories of your grandfather!

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    1. Thanks and you're welcome Marie!

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  5. What wonderful memories! Thank you so much for sharing that with us. Grandparents are such gifts!

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    1. Thanks and you're welcome Margo! Yes they are!

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  6. so sorry to hear of your loss. even though it has been 10 years that doesn't make it any easier! i lost my dad 4 months ago today and sometimes it feels like years, sometimes like yesterday, and sometimes i forget he's gone.

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    1. Thanks Elle! I was like that when my Granddaddy died. I remember a month after he died I started college and I went to call and tell him how my first day went and I remembered he was gone. I'm also sorry to hear about the loss of your father.

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