Sunday, September 29, 2013

Living to be One Hundred

My grandfather's greatest wish was that he could live to be 100 years old. His father died when he was only 41, and his grandfather had died when he was just 48. This was a shadow that used to hang over my grandfather, them dying so young. He thought he would not make it to see 50 and he kept going until he was 91 years of age.
What drove him to want to hang around until he was 100 years old? His family. He loved us all so much he couldn't stand the thought he may miss something. He was watching his great grandchildren grow up and he wanted to make it until they graduated.
He left behind a legacy of love and family connections. He would be proud to know that his grandchildren and his great grandchildren remember him daily and often talk of him and share his stories.

Today is his 107th birthday. Happy Birthday Paw Paw!! You are still with us everyday!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday from us here in South Australia also... Love makes the world go round, indeed... :-) Cheers, Catherine, children and grandchildren xxx