Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A Proud Man!

I have to say, I haven't had anything to post... Up until now. And I must say after I'm done, I may just go on an indefinite hiatus.

There is this man in my life. He has several children. He went to work almost everyday, and he worked hard to make ends meat. He worked harder in a day, than most of us work in a month, yet he brought home less than what we make. He was a Tower in his children's lives. Strong willed and stubborn in a good way. He told you what to do and you'd better listen. I wish that I can be half the man he is. I learned a few things from him... advice and what not, that is still with me today.

As he got older he may have slowed down, but you probably wouldn't have really notice it. He did a lot of walking, because he didn't drive. He would walk over a mile everyday to get to a McDonalds to get his morning coffee, and chat with his friends. He was still strong and when his namesake died in a car crash, he pushed his emotions aside and led his family in that tragic and confusing moment.

As I got older I began to see less and less of him. only at family get togethers, and even then I didn't get to go to all of them. I was never given the date in time to request off, so I'd missed my chance to see him. Next time, it was always next time... Well Next time came tonight.

Once a physically strong man, now he has all but succumb to his age. He was once able to walk miles, and now he can't even stand. Confined to a wheelchair, this proud man sat and talked with my brother and I about how he used to save every penny and put it in the bank, and how it was all taken from him by the government, for whatever reason. My brother and I think it was for his medical expenses...

Anyways even though he is in a wheelchair, and even though he has cushions on either side of his bed to protect him from a fall, my Granddad is still able to check out women and make us laugh in the process. You go Granddad! The next time I see him, I'm going to thank him and tell him how I feel, because the today was the first time I saw him, and I was kind of taken by surprise. Life is so fragile!

10 comments:

Chris said...

That was beautiful Charles. I suspect you ARE the man your Grandfather IS (note, I didn't say WAS).

Chelle said...

I agree with Chris 120%! You ARE a man like your Grandfather is. ::smiles:: We see it, now YOU need to see it!

I'm next to tears with happiness that you got to go visit him after you been talking about it for so long. :o)

*hugs*

Jeff said...

Great post. A great man shows it in all circumstances. I am glad that you have your grandfather as a role model. You are all right, my friend.

Jod{i} said...

That is awesome CHarles!

Happy New Year!

jlocorriere05 said...

Your grand father sounds a man to be proud of. I'm so glad you got to see him again. Have a very happy new year! Jeannette xx

shari said...
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shari said...

:)
Awesome.

I really hope you don't go on indefinite hiatus.
Happy 2008!

shari said...

I finally did the "4" meme you tagged me with a while back. :)

Judith HeartSong said...

I am thinking of you and checking on you friend.

Chelle said...

WTF ARE YOU MAN! Come back to me, er us!

Sure miss you Charles!