My Grandfather

Kayla - Cadiz, Kentucky
Entered on November 24, 2008
Age Group: 18 - 30
Themes: death, family

I come from a very close-knit family.  My family is very important to me.  I believe that grandparents are some of the most important people anyone could ever have a relationship with.  I have two sets of grandparents in which I am very close to.  In 2001, my family and I were struck with the news of the deadly disease that my grandfather had, lung cancer.  I was heartbroken and did not know where to turn.  I spent every night praying that God would take away the cancer in my grandfather’s lungs.  In 2002, nearly a year after he was diagnosed, my grandfather was taken away from me.  I was devastated.  Through the years I have learned that death is a part of life and everyone must experience it.  I believe his death has made me a stronger person.  I miss him everyday that I live, but I know that he is no longer hurting.