I'm particularly looking forward to seeing my grandfather. He and I have always had a special relationship and he's been like a second father to me. Growing up, I always admired his knowledge, wisdom, and kindness. He has given me so much good advice throughout the years, but there is one piece that really sticks out to me. We were in the car, driving through a toll booth. Instead of impatiently trying to get through as fast as humanly possible, my grandfather asked the worker how he was doing, exchanged a few pleasantries, and wished him a good day. I must have commented on this because you know what he told me? It doesn't cost anything extra to be nice.
Simple. But, so true.
My grandfather is in his 90s and isn't doing too well these days. He is starting to get confused about things and we can't talk like we used to. I hate that every time I see him I worry that it will be the last time. And I hate that I wrote that, but it is the truth.
Anyways, I better end this before I start to cry.
|Zadie and me in Florida|
What is your relationship like with your grandparents?