I enjoyed my Grandma to pieces despite some of his shortcomings, plus can link numerous of my best childhood memories to day trips the two of us had such as picking up some ice cream from the red grove in town plus going to the art plus craft shows on the weekends and playing the chess games and eating hot dogs during the week. Watching my Grandma experience cancer was harshly difficult, however his strength plus perseverance through the entire process was a defining moment in my twenty years of life. I owe much of my drive plus sense of will to that dear man. After the recent passing, I was choked up for awhile, however after going through some of his things at his house, I’m slowly starting to remember the great times again plus forgetting the darker times in the end. That’s the best you can hope for, at the minimum. I then took it upon myself to get his apartment completely fixed plus repaired. I didn’t think what was going to happen to it with his estate, despite the fact that I treated it as if he was just waiting to come home after a very long stay in the hospital and had the whole arena cleaned plus refurbished every single inch. Including an entire service plus maintenance on the Heating plus Air Conditioning system. I also knew that he had wanted his windows updated for the longest time however just didn’t have the money. They were super old plus leaked a lot of the a/c outside—a sizable chunk of his yearly energy bill. Once I had the apartment finished, including the new windows plus freshly inspected a/c, I felt accomplished with the whole project. I realized that area of it was for nothing, obviously he wasn’t coming home, plus I wasn’t trying to convince myself any other way. However to my astonishment, I got a letter the actually next morning from his estate saying that he had given the apartment to me. With tears of joy pooling onto the letter still clutched in my hand, I searched around from the edge of the home office, just taking it all in. For a moment. Maybe just a break seventh—I felt my Grandma again, his love plus his warmth, plus his comforting smile welcoming me back.
February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021