Tuesday, August 18, 2009

How Hard It Is To Lose a Grandfather

Quotes on Loving and Losing the Greatest Granddad…

Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild. ~Welsh Proverb

The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy. ~Sam Levenson

A child needs a grandparent, anybody's grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world. ~Charles and Ann Morse

A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart. ~Anonymous

The best place to be when you're sad is Grandpa's lap. ~Anonymous

One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather. ~Joy Hargrove

Grandfathers are fathers who are grand,
Restoring the sense that our most precious things
Are those that do not change much over time.
No love of childhood is more sublime,
Demanding little, giving on demand,
Far more inclined than most to grant the wings
Allowing us to reach enchanted lands.
Though grandfathers must serve as second fathers,
Helping out with young and restless hearts,
Each has all the patience wisdom brings,
Remembering our passions more than others,
Soothing us with old and well-honed arts.

Grandfathers are the mountains we call home:
Rugged, rock-faced remnants of our souls,
Alps far grander than our hills and knolls,
Now sheltering the fields through which we roam.
Dare we understand what they have been:
Fathers of the children of our dreams?
As we knew them, bathing in their streams,
They were the wakers of the gods within.
How beautiful they stand, though far away!
Each the guardian of a long lost child,
Reached alone by those whose love has smiled
So happily it danced right through their day.

With all acknowledgment to all those great minds behind these words. Thanks!

The song you'll see or hear below left an impact… Bye, Bye (by Mariah Carey)Hoooh, I can really relate to it. I just do hope people, who love listening to this, know the real meaning behind each line, each word. Such a wonderful message… I’ll share it with you, peeps!

This is for my sweetest granddad, my dearest Lolo Leovy…

Bye Bye – Mariah Carey Music Code

1 comment:

med889 said...

All words are beautifully written and I appreciate it a lot though. I am blessed with grandparents who are so wonderful.