09 June 2008

grandpa

thursday, kauai



my aunt flew the whole family over to celebrate my grandpa's ninety-third birthday. he was in quite a lot of pain, but still gave out hugs and kept us all laughing with his jocular advice and his stories of my father's childhood antics. he's one of the most precious people in my life.

it was so good to sit beside him again.

13 comments:

Stephanie said...

what a wonderful picture. It makes me smile :)

janae said...

That's so great you got to see him. And that you realize how precious he is.

Shawnta said...

Just Beautiful. That was a great picture and a moment in time. Wow! What a gift you have been given...I would give about anything to sit by my grandmother again. I will see her again one day though! Some glad morning!
HUGS to you and your family! God Bless! Shawnta

Hot Flash MaMa said...

How blessed you are to have wonderful grandparents. I missed out on that when I was little since all of mine were already gone when I was born. I just had a friend share with me that she got to spend some time with her 92 yr old grandfather. She said that he is usually a quiet man, and they had a marathon gab session together. How fun.

Melissa said...

That's so awesome! What a wonderful memory for you and your kids to have!

modkidboutique said...

Happy 93rd, Grandpa. He looks wonderful! :)

~love said...

awww, nic...i want him for a grandpa, too! what a wonderful picture.

Deconstructing Jen said...

it's wonderful you were able to see him. you are blessed for every moment you have to share with him.

Anonymous said...

Grandpa... I love the picture Nic! I love the "ol' timer" stories of their generation. It was wonderful for me to see your whole family, for him it must have been THE BEST birthday gift. Your Aunty's so generous. Love you guys!

Anony

Amelia said...

How sweet, I am glad you were able to go!

What an amazing capture, this picture is so powerful.

Eva/freshandvintage said...

Awwwwwwwwwww Nic, your grandpoppy is beautiful! You captured him perfectly-great photo my dear.

Eva/freshandvintage said...

Awwwwwwwwwww Nic, your grandpoppy is beautiful! You captured him perfectly-great photo my dear.

modkidboutique said...

Happy 93rd, Grandpa. He looks wonderful! :)