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Longing For One More Hug

When I got married before (yes I am divorced) my grandfather walked me down the aisle with my dad. Though he was almost totally blind and fought me every step of the way I won and he was on my left arm that day.

walking down the aisle with dad and grandpa

My grandpa meant the world to me. I was his “pup” and he loved me more than any grandfather could. He was so proud of who I was and everything I did in life. Well a few exception but nothing major. Even when I came home in the middle of the night as a teen and had been out drinking he did not get mad at me. He simply quietly made me a hearty healthy breakfast before allowing me to leave for school and let me know I was not as quiet as I thought when I came in the house. BUSTED!

dancing with grandpa

I had insisted on having a dance with my grandpa on that wedding night. I even had the perfect song. Grandpa by The Judds. When Grandpa passed away I had included that song in the photo montage of his life. I still cry everytime I hear that song.

I miss my Grandpa so much. I wish he had the chance to meet Little Brother. I wish he had the chance to get to know Tobei better. I do know he is happy I found Tobei though and not worried about me as he told my dad so. I wish I could have just one more hug from my Grandpa.

Grandpa, I love you, I miss you but I am happy knowing you are where you always wanted to be. Back with Grandma..

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  1. Awww – how sweet. Both of my grandfathers were gone before I even graduated high school, so they never saw me get married & have kids, but I know they would have loved them.

  2. I started to cry on the third line. I miss him too.

  3. I had a wonderful Grandfather like yours – and mine also walked me down the aisle on my wedding day. I miss him like crazy, too, but I love the wonderful memories I have.

    Stopping by from Mama Kat’s.

  4. Wonderful photos of you and your Grandpa.

  5. Aww, its’ so wonderful that you have these awesome memories of your grandpa! This is one of my favorite songs as well, though 2 of my grandpas died when I was in elementary school and my Papa passed in 2009. There is something special about the bond between a grandfather and his grandchildren.

  6. What a beautiful tribute to your grandfather. I know he is still watching over you and is very happy and proud of you.

  7. This is so sweet! That song always makes me sad too. I’m glad you had such strong male role models. 🙂

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