Archive for May, 2011

She told me to write about my grandfather and specifically his love for my grandmother. She wanted me to let whoever would read this to know that my grandfather give every bit of love that he could possibly give to my grandmother. She wanted me to remember how my grandparents would still hold hands wherever they went (which is the last memory I have of my her). She wanted me to let you all know that when you think of love you should not think of the superficial aspect that some love brings, but rather about the love my grandfather showed to my grandmother – the kind of love that is deep, pure, and genuine. He loved her so much that when it came time to make a difficult decision, the one he chose was the one that respected my grandmother’s wishes. His love for her went far past any shallow notions of love that are seemingly tossed out each day. He cared for her. He chose to invest his love in the most amazing grandma a grandson could ask for. And in a truly touching moment just after my grandmother passed away, he removed the wedding ring that had been on her finger for 55 years. A ring that he had the fortune of putting on her finger all those years ago.


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Shame, in a way

If I had my way I would makes mother’s day a weekly occurrence. I would not relegate the wonderful things that mothers do to a single day on the calendar. And I’m not just saying this because the majority of this blog’s readers are mothers, I’m saying it because it’s true.

There is no way to put the what having a mother means who loves me into proper words. All I know is that I can count on her any day. I’m not putting up a Facebook status proclaiming the love I have for my mother because, yet again the true depth of the love for my mother cannot be adequately put into words.

You moms out there do so much and we all thank you, we just do it a little more today because the calendar says so.

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They have sucked whatever creative thoughts that are inside my mind to be replaced with the dental pattern of apes and what not. So I have a brilliant quote from one of the cooler Americans to have ever lived, Mark Twain.

“Adam was but human – this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple’s sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden. The mistake was in not forbidding the serpent; then he would have eaten the serpent.”

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