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Love letter to my grandpa

Updated on April 29, 2012


Last night I had the most beautiful dream. I was 8 again and you pushed me on my swing. Me, you and my cousin played all together and I was so happy.

There are no words that can express what I feel when I think of you.

Do you remember when I was a little girl and I loved climbing the trees? I had my favourite tree, where I used to spend lots of time reading, sleeping or just being. You put ropes around the tree because you knew I loved the story about Tarzan. Thank you, I really loved it. Until I fell down and you got worried. You gave me a big hug and explained to me that I need to be more careful.

Things weren't easy when I was small, and my mum and dad never had much time for us. You and grandma took their places, and because of your kindness, me and my brother were two very lucky kids.

You represent my grandpa, my dad and mostly my best friend.

I always loved animals. My friends had cats. That cats had kittens. We lived in a small town, where everyone already had a cat. No one wanted more cats, therefore the kittens would be drowned. I didn't want to allow that, so I took the kittens home. Although, we already had so many animals, you weren't upset. And you helped me to find them new home. I was very thankful and will always remember that.

I loved lying beside you and telling you all my dreams. You were telling me yours. We dreamed together and you taught me that dreams can happen. I felt safe and loved and I never wanted this dream to be over.

You were telling me stories about your childhood and all the animals you had. You had your own horses and by the age of 7 you were already working on the fields. Your life was so fascinating.

When I was 9, you got ill and went to the hospital. I was really scared. I went to the shop and got you a horseshoe for luck. And soon you came back home.

When I did my important exam at school, you gave me that horseshoe back and wished me luck. Since then, I have always carried it with me.

You always made me feel that I'm not alone.

When I had problems, you always gave me a good advice.

The days I felt sad, you offered me your shoulder to cry on. I didn't need to say anything granddad, and you understood me.

We could spend hours and hours playing games together. You used to let me win when I was little. You wanted to make me happy. When I got older, I let you win, to make you happy. But we both knew that you were much better in all the games. :)

If you were younger and not my grandpa, I would have wanted to be your wife. Your charm, humour and personality, my grandma was a very lucky woman.

Few years ago, I had the most beautiful dream, where I was 8 again. I woke up and I felt so grateful to have you. In the morning I learned that you passed away. That night.

When I saw you the last time, I told you: ,,I love you'' and gave you a big hug. You said you love me very much.

You were the best grandfather any girl can hope for. I miss you every day.

You were the most important man in my life. You affected me in so many ways.

Sometimes when I'm sad, I remember the feeling I had around you. There was nothing to be afraid of. Thank you for everything.

I am blessed to have met you.

Love always



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      Tina Hope 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you Billy, I've just read your love letter to your mum. And it really touched me. You write truly from your heart and you've experienced a lot. I love your hubs.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That's the kind of hub that makes me feel good the rest of the day...from the heart, true it!

      Great job my friend and beautifully written.