Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Life, You Are Never Ready For It

 One thing my Grandfather "Gramp" told me once was "You are never ready for it". At the time this advice was topic specific but I now see and realized in the moments after hearing of his passing that this was a universal truth. We can prepare, worry and fret but we are never truly ready. This makes giving 110% that much more important for success.

 Gramp was the backbone of my family and responsible for the setting in my youth where most of my best memories play out. Thank you Gramp! You will be missed


barbarastroud said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your grandpa passed away... what a wonderful tribute to him, and a treasured photo of the two of you... thinking of you... b

Eva said...

That is such a lovely post and photograph of the two of you together. "You are never ready for it" is the perfect summary to the last three months of MY life, and I'm sure that is the same for everyone.
I'm sorry you lost the backbone of your family. You have big shoes to fill, but you had a great role model.
Thinking of you always,

Mick Carney said...

He was right, you are never ready for it. However, you were fortunate to have had his love and wisdom for so long. He will live in you forever and I'm sure you will always be thankful for his presence.

Eden Compton Pastels and Oils said...

Sorry to hear of your loss Dan. Lovely tribute to him.

Kyle Martin said...

What a great post. Your work is an inspiration to so many, and I am sure that your Grandpa was proud of you. I am sorry for your loss.