Grandpa Dix

Perhaps it’s fitting that the rain started shortly after you left us, grandpa. Maybe dad turned the rain on for you knowing we would miss you. But then again, if it was him, he probably would’ve made it snow to really throw us for a loop! Although I didn’t know it at the time, I had a feeling that you were gone before I finally fell asleep at 4am.

I was right.

As I laid down Tuesday night, following a dose of NyQuil to chase away this wretched cold, my mind was flooded with memories of you. Even NyQuil couldn’t cloud over those wonderful thoughts.

Memories of the first time we met, which was the first time I met Dave’s dad, brother, sister and, of course, grandma. You all were so kind and willing to allow me into your loving family with open arms right from the start.

Memories of the time you helped us move. Here you were in your 70’s and you came over with dad to give us a hand.

Memories of dancing with you at my wedding. I can only hope Dave and I have the wonderful marriage that you and grandma had. One where you don’t forget about each other even after raising 6 kids. You can feel how much love is in this family- that’s because of you and grandma.

There were numerous memories from Midnight Magic parties and Christmases. Who could forget your big anniversary party at The Voyageur {it was the perfect place where no one cared that there were streamers and signs hanging from the hallway ceilings. Or that everyone was as loud as can be. After all, you can hear Scott a mile away:)}.

You and grandma always asked how my family and Dave’s mom were doing. Always interested in what we were up to and how Dave liked his job or staying at home with the kids. It may not seem like much but when there are many grandkids and great-grandkids, it’s a lot to remember.

I’m so glad that we saw you last weekend, grandpa. We had such a good time. The kids ran around like their crazy selves and Asher kept bringing rocks to grandma or showing you how he blows bubbles. The kids loved that you shared your ice cream with them {Madelyn said it was the best she’s ever had} and in return, Asher shared your goldfish with you. 

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We are so grateful to have known you; to have had you in our lives. I know dad was waiting for you…hopefully with a drink in hand. Give him a hug from us.

Grandpa, you will be missed forever and loved always.

 

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