My grandfather’s Navy picture.
Is he the cutest? I think my dad has his lips.
On our vacation, we were with all my dad’s sisters. So, the grandfather above is their dad. I won’t go as far as to say we’re “estranged” from him. But he didn’t come to my wedding, we’ve never shared a holiday. He doesn’t call or try to be involved with us at all. Once he and my grandmother were divorced, he got remarried and that became his “new” family.
As I was hanging out with my aunts and cousins last week. I just thought, “Does he know what he’s missing?” Look at this family! We’re fun, creative, successful and close! Why doesn’t he want to be involved? What would he think if he saw that his granddaughter (his first granddaughter!) was blogging about his life EVERY Wednesday. Would it bother him?
It makes me sad. Not especially for me because I’m not emotionally attached to him. But sad for my dad and my aunts. And for him.