Every day that I wake uo I think about him. When it is raining outside and there is nothing to do, I think of him. You may be wondering who this person is that I base my everyday life around. My grandfather died just over four years ago unexpectedly and my life became gloomy. He was much more than the typical grandfather who would take you fishing, he was a role model. My favorite moments spent with him were in his workshop just messing around when we would spend hours just talking and having a good time. He would teach me life lessons and the importance of hardwork and honesty. Much of my morals that I possess today were structured by him. Without knowing it, he made more of an inpact on my life than any other person has to this day. Academics and becoming educated were high on his list in terms of what needed to be accomplished. An ignorant person had no place in society he would say. I enjoyed every moment that I spent with him. But that day, that unexpected day when my life was completely changed. What got me the most was the fact that I did not even get the chance to have one more conversation with him. What I would give for one more chance, one more oppurtunity to spend a few more minutes with him. It would mean the world to me. But now the only thing that gives me hope is the morals that were stressed to me and the type of person that we would want me to be. I live my everyday life on this basis. There is not a day that goes by when I do not think about him. So as I sit here I am a constant reminder of what hardwork and dedication will do for a person. I think about him when everything is going great and even when it seems that the world is out to get me. Every moment that goes by I think about him.
December 13, 2007