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I decided to share some thoughts about my Grampa who recently passed away right before Christmas. I only grew up knowing one set of Grandparents (my dads parents) so over the past 30 years I have been very close to them and would see them several times a year.
My Grampa was a hard worker and always had projects and things to do. When I was younger I don't remember spending alot of time with him like I did my Gramma though. I think because he was busy and I didn't want to get in the way.
As I got older, especially in the past 10 years, whenever Grampa would see me he would say "Hey Skinny!" and give me a big hug and kiss. His kiss on my check would always feel rough because he would have a little bit of chin stubble but I loved it! What made it especially loving and memorable for me was that I had always been skinny my whole life and with both of my pregnancies I was very sick and gained 75-100 pounds. So for my Grampa to see me at 250 pounds and knew I was working my butt off to be healthy and lose weight, for him to say "Hey skinny" and give me a hug and kiss ment more to me than he will ever know. Whenever it was time to say goodbye, I would always say "Glad you got to see me-your favorite Grandchild" and he would laugh and give me another big hug and kiss. You could always feel his love by his kiss and hugs and knew he was genuine. I miss him so much and I'm so grateful for this time he had here on earth to bless the lives of some many people, including his own family.