Monday, March 2, 2009

Grandpa and Shiloh, together

Sweet baby Shiloh,

Yesterday, March 1st, you met your grandpa, my dad, for the very first time. He passed away after a 5 month fight against pancreatic cancer. I miss him so much, but I know that our loss is your gain. He was the kindest, most influential, most loving, most trustworthy man in my life for the last 28 years, and now he is all yours. You couldn’t wish for a better grandpa. Knowing that he is finally able to hold you in his arms fills, just a smidgen, that bottomless crevasse in my heart that formed when I lost you 17 weeks ago. Maybe he will even get to watch you grow up into that beautiful woman I always dream you to be.