Life can be so amazing at times, but it can sometimes throw you some of the biggest curveballs. Last Tuesday, 5 days ago, my (step) grandpa,

Note: I don’t call anyone from my mom’s second marriage step family, because we are all so close that I feel “stepfather” “step aunt” etc doesn’t apply to them, they are my family.

Anyways, my grandpa Jim was diagnosed with stage four liver cancer, 5 days ago… For those of you who don’t know, stage 4 is when the cancer has spread all throughout your body, there’s no good way of saying it, it’s really bad.

5 days ago this generous, amazing, and one of the most caring men I have ever come to have known got the worst news of his life and all he ever did was smile after that. Even though he was in the hospital for the last 5 days of his life, he was still full of joy and most importantly, faith. It’s hard to imagine that someone could be so content with their fate that they don’t have much longer yet.

I look up to Jim for this, he passed away early this morning (June 22nd, 2014) hand in hand with his wife of 57 years by his side. (Their 58th wedding anniversary was tomorrow…)

I’ll miss you so much big guy, even though you were only in my life for a little over 3 years, and I wasn’t technically your granddaughter, you welcomed me into your family with loving and open arms and genuinely cared about me. Thank you “G-pa” Jim, I’ll think of you often and love you always. Rest In Paradise.

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remember when the teacher dragged a tv on wheels like this kind of thing


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My graduation cap! So excited!