Astrid Katrine posted a lovely challenge earlier and I finally decided to sit down and do it. She asked us to write about someone in our family that was important to us, because family is one of the most important things you have in life.
When I saw it I instantly knew who I was writing about, but I also knew it would be a difficult entry to write so I just needed a little time to get my head around it.
Because my granddad has and always will be a very special person to me.
It’s been 10 years in May, it feels like yesterday when I last saw him, hugged and just smelled him. Because my granddad he smelled like a granddad should, not bad.. just granddad. He’s always lived down in Sandefjord, so I’ve never really seen him more than a couple of times a year, but those times are what I treasure most of all.
I have so many fond memories of summers at the cabin down by the sea.
With the entire family on my dad’s side gathered.. we went out fishing in their boat we had bbq’s and all kinds of get-together’s during the summer.
He was an amazing person, always happy, always singing. There’s certain songs that will always remind me of him. How he would fall asleep in his chair while doing crosswords or something, and also since i’ve always been so short i remember how tall I thought he was and tanned.. my granddad was tanned all year round, in my memory anyway.
So the 9th of may 2000, will always be the day when time stood still for a little while, how my cheery self returning from gymnastics practice turned into a sobbing pile in my dad’s embrace.
I miss him every single day, I miss his singing, his smiles.
There’s so much in my life that he never got to see or never will get to see.
He never made it to my confirmation, he never got to see his little idamor move to new zealand, to see me grow up and become who I am today.
He will never get to see me fall in love, potentially getting married, he will never see his greatgrandchildren..
But what makes me the most sad is that I am not going to see him again..
(at least not for a very long time)
Ælske dæ farfar ❤
I don’t know who to pass the challenge on to, so I’ll just say that if you have someone in your family that you want to write about someone who is extra special to you, I hope you take this challenge and make a post that will praise this special someone.