“When are you coming home?” This is the last thing I can remember my grandfather saying. This question ran through my mind over
and over again as my mother told me that my grandfather had passed away. I was sitting on the floor of my hotel room in Philadelphia on May 10, 2001.
My heart ached because I was not able to make it home to see him. He would ask me that question every time I talked to him. I had moved to Atlanta a few months prior and was getting settled. Between that and travel for work, I wasn’t able to make the weekend trips home like I had intended. He had passed away and I didn’t get to say goodbye and I can still hear his voice asking me that same question. This has made it hard for me to write about him. So, for now, I will just say Happy Heavenly Birthday Grandaddy. I miss you and I love you.
|This is my tenth post as a part of the original 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge, created by Amy Johnson Crow back in 2014. I am starting this challenge back up where I left off and hope to complete it this time around in 2018.|
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