Remembering a wonderful life.
It’s always important to slow down and take time to breathe life in. We are all so busy in our daily lives that it seems as if the hours and minutes whip by with one day melting into the next. Life has been presenting me with a lot of reminders lately to slow down and remember the important things, to take time to look around and enjoy the world around you and the people that you love. This week our family experienced the passing of my husband’s Grandfather known by my kids as Gramp Gramp. He was 96 years old and lived a long and full life surrounded by the family and friends that he loved. He was humble, kind, and witty and was the one who started the egg farm that is ours today. He grew up in our small town leaving for awhile to serve our country in a role that upon meeting him you would never guess but you wouldn’t be surprised. Gramp Gramp served our country in World War II as a Lt. Commander. He was awarded two Distinguished Flying Crosses and six Air Medals.. He was a dive bomber pilot commanding a squadron in some of the most crucial battles that took place during the war. We never knew most of his stories from the war but it is easy to imagine the courage that it must have taken.
Gramp Gramp exemplified kindness and always loved seeing our kids. He lit up when he saw them giggling and always offered them a handshake and a hug. Everyone in town will remember seeing Gramp Gramp as he would stroll down the main road through town. He loved his daily walks and would walk every day even in inclement weather and enjoy the nature surrounding him and to go and visit with his family. Gramp Gramp always encouraged Jesse (Organic Runner Dad) to dream big and celebrated his accomplishments with our farm. Jesse cherished time talking with is Grandfather, going out to breakfast and hearing his stories about growing up on a farm in New Hampshire.
We will be missing Gramp Gramp.
Don’t forget to take time to slow down and look around. Remember to always tell people how much you care. Enjoy all of the little moments and allow for opportunities to unleash happiness.
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