That is my grandpa. Of all the people I know, he is one of my most admired. I've never heard him say a single word that was not respectful and kind. His soft-spoken, gentle manner shows through whether he is playing with tiny babies, giving gardening advice, or telling a good joke. My grandpa was my inspiration for running track and cross country in high school. How many 75 year olds do you know who are still running marathons? He came to every home sporting event, and many of the away ones, of mine and my brothers'. He and my grandma now spend much of their time traveling around to watch my younger cousins play volleyball, basketball, soccer, etc. We are all so very blessed to have such a supportive and loving grandpa.
Today I found out that my grandpa has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease. If you have a minute, please say a prayer or send some good thoughts to him and my grandma.