My mom always speaks of her dad with such love. My heart aches because I never knew him. He passed away before I was born. I have always loved this picture of him. I think there's just something about it that makes me think he was a smooth cat.I've had several dreams about him, and I always wake up wishing that I could have kept the dreams going longer. I squeeze my eyes tightly and silently wish that I can pick up where I left off in my dreams. Every dream always ends with him telling me he's watching over me and he gives me a pat on my head.
The pat on my head always kills me. I usually wake up crying or super emotional missing a grandpa I never knew. It's so weird to feel such a connection to someone who was gone before I ever arrived. Sometimes I just look at this picture and imagine what life would have been like with him around.
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