Thank You, Grandpa

my beloved Grandpa Jack passed on to the next world last week, Sunday.

Grandpa, Thank you

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Thank you for loving me

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Thank you for believing in me

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Thank you for always being on time

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Thank you for showing up

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Thank you for your laugh

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Thank you for explaining mechanics like you thought I could understand

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Thank you for your simplicity

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Thank you for your stories

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Thank you for looking at me like I had made you proud

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Thank you supporting my dreams, even when they must have seemed so whack to you

Thank you for always seeing the positive in me

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Thank you for trusting me

Thank you for making me feel like someone special

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Thank you for your frugality

Thank you for your generosity

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Thank you for showing me how to take care of a family


It’s so hard for me to wrap my mind around a world that you are not in anymore, Grandpa.

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Meriah Nichols is teacher and artist who lives in a yurt off the grid. She is deaf, has 3 kids (one with Down syndrome) and a lot of chickens. She writes about travel, disability, and getting dishes done. She likes her tea Earl Grey and hot.


#deaf mom, teacher & #disability activist, living in a yurt #offthegrid. 3 kids (1 with #downsyndrome), a camera and a lot of chickens. Never a dull moment
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