For this year's A to Z Challenge, I am honoring my grandfather who passed away on April 3, 2013.
F is for family.
I can never say it enough. My grandfather was the rock - the foundation of our family. He encompassed the true definition of family. He loved us all unconditionally. He gave us his love, his time, his energy, his support, his all. He accepted us all.
Words really can never fully describe who he was, or what he did.
He was our patriarch, our cornerstone, our foundation. Our family is because of him. On our family tree, he is the main root.
I could not imagine my life or our family without him. If he had not been present in my life, I could only imagine how different my life would be (and NOT in a good way).
All families are different. I understand and respect that. But that which we idolize about family, that which we aspire to be as individuals and as families are all that he was.
I am forever grateful for my grandfather and for our family.
F is for Family.