We Never Go Away

There isn’t any one word that can describe my family. Support, love, togetherness, happiness, laughter…My family’s much more than that. Were together on a regular basis, we pick each other up when were down, we share stories and have fun together no matter what. Both my parent’s sides are like that. It’s like one huge family. My parents each have 3 brothers and sisters so you can only imagine how many cousins I have and cherish! On my mom’s side we share stories of vacation, high school experiences, love life, and much more. My dad’s side on the other hand is much different, we not only talk about our times together but also we talk about my Grandpa’s past. That’s because he passed away a ...

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of the disease.
Although he’s gone, I feel like I know him so well, like he’s the one here with us telling the stories. The most memorable thing about him is that his favorite bird is the red cardinal. He adored these birds. When he was a pilot in the Air Force, he would look for these birds because it gave him strength, bravery, courage and hope that he would come home. He told my Grandma that it was the only bird he ever saw. That it had such beauty and elegance. He said ‘One look at a Cardinal and your world is saved’. I asked my Grandma what he meant by that. She said whenever you’re in need of something, you look at a Cardinal and it gives you what you need; that little boost that could change your whole day.
Hearing this story changed my whole life. My Grandpa is such an influence on my life. I feel like I have to impress him all the time, to be right and just in all actions and mostly just make him a proud grandfather. So oddly enough right after I heard this story, I ...

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Added: 3/22/2011 06:05:48 PM
Submitted By: meggycole
Category: Personal Writing
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