Tomorrow would have been my grandpa's 75th birthday, but he left us 8 years ago. I miss him so much I think about him every day. I miss going to car shows with him all the time. I still can't drive past a cruise night with out thinking of him.
I remember he got me my first real mountain bike for my birthday and I was SO excited! I think I was about 10 maybe 11 and he took me to Toys R Us and I got to pick out the one I wanted. I was so excited I wanted to ride my bike home (we only lived a couple blocks away). I road my bike home with my grandpa driving behind me the whole way.
I miss so many things about my grandpa. Even how slow he used to drive every where. Some days I am surprised he didn't get a ticket for how slow he drove. Which I think I may have gotten that from him. I swear I drive like an old lady.
I remember him taking me to get my license the day I turned 16. He picked me up from school and let me drive! I also remember I kept getting in trouble for not stopping long enough at stop signs, he said the way I was stopping was the California stop and I needed to stop and count to 3.
I love you grandpa and I wish you could have been here for so many things. I wish you could have met Joe and been at our wedding. I wish you could have walked me down the aisle. You would really like Joe. Most of all I wish Ava could have had the chance to know you.
Happy Birthday tomorrow grandpa I miss you so much.