Thursday, August 11, 2011

So proud of you, Grampa.

On August 6th, my Grampa passed away, one day short of a month after his 88th birthday.
Words can't even express how proud of him I am and always have been and how much I love and miss him.
My Grampa fought in World War II from 1941 to 1945. He received a Purple Heart for saving the life of a fellow soldier, but I know that his acts of bravery were countless. My Grampa was truly the most selfless and generous person I've known in my entire life.
Today, after his funeral, my family was honored with seeing the veteran flag service performed at his gravesite. While one soldier went off into the distance to play taps on a bugle, two others carried out the folding of the flag.
I will post more photos of my Grampa later. We got out the really beautiful old ones this week, some of which I had never seen before.
I love you forever, Grampa.
Love always, Amanda

11 comments:

www.juliadenos.com said...

Amanda, so sorry and thinking of you and your family. What a beautiful tribute for him, from what you've posted about him, I can see a lot of his kindness and good heart in you too! Lots of hugs. XOXO

Kate said...

I'm so sorry Amanda, I know how much he meant to you-- and I am truly glad he lived a full life and that your memories of him are filled with love and kindness. Much love to you and the family.
xoxo

amy said...

I'm sorry for your loss Amanda. I lost my Papa this past March. He too was a vet and received a purple heart and had taps played for him. He never let any of us forget that he loved us. I am proud of him too.
Much love to you and your family.

rachel_jackson said...

What a beautiful tribute to such a special person (both the flag folding and your words of admiration). He was very lucky to be so adored by you and your family. I've been keeping you and your family in my thoughts. xoxo.

sweetheartville said...

My condolences, Amanda. I've lost both of my grandpas. It's hard to say goodbye. Peace to you and yours.

ETCIllustration said...

I'm very sorry for your loss, Amanda. (They performed the veteran flag service for my grandpa, too. It's comforting to see.) I'm glad you had such a positive and caring person in your life, and his influence on you is obvious :) I'm sure he was (and is) so proud of you! Big hugs and lots of love.

Amanda Laurel Atkins said...

Thank you so much, everyone. All your comments mean so much to me. xoxoxo

Andi B. Goode said...

I'm so sorry to read this. I'm just catching up on some blogs, now, hence my belated comment. Thinking of you and your family.
-Andi x

Amanda Laurel Atkins said...

Thank you, Andi xo

cArLa said...

amanda, just sending you our condolences. sending you lots of love...

Amanda said...

So sorry to hear about your grandpa. Sounds like he was a wonderful man. Your tribute wonderful and I'll be thinking of you and yours.

Best Wishes,
Amanda