25 Comments

  1. A Peachy Sonder
    November 11, 2015 / 11:44 pm

    What a beautiful and thoughtful post. Thanks for sharing, and he sounds like a wonderful man!

  2. Breakfast at Lillys
    November 12, 2015 / 1:41 am

    I truly enjoyed this post. Your grandpa sounds like he was such a wonderful inspiration to everyone he met. My grandpa was also a veteran and I loved hearing his war stories as well.xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  3. Anonymous
    November 12, 2015 / 1:47 am

    Your grandpa sounds very amazing! Great listens he taught you. Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  4. Kristine C
    November 12, 2015 / 1:51 am

    I'm glad that you were able to appreciate the time you had with him and the wisdom he was able to share with you! Another lesson I've learned over the years: Keep smiling 🙂

  5. Kayleigh Adam
    November 12, 2015 / 2:17 am

    This is great! So glad you got to have that time with him!www.kayleighskloset.com

  6. Lauren Ashley
    November 12, 2015 / 4:04 am

    I don't know why I'm so emotional today but I cried with this, especially with the last one because it reminded me of my grandfather and his hands and how hard he worked throughout his life. I absolutely love this post! xoLaurenwww.thefashionistasdiary.com

  7. Fairy Princess Jord
    November 12, 2015 / 4:45 am

    This is such a beautiful post and tribute to your grandfather. Your Grandpa seems like such a beautiful soul, I really love the lesson about weathered hands. Experiencing life (the good and the bad) is sort of the point isn't it? (:

  8. Annaliese
    November 12, 2015 / 4:49 am

    What a touching blog post! Your grandpa sounds like an incredible man- and how selfless that he spent so much time serving our country!! <3 You're so lucky you had such a great relationship!!My dad's dad was also a veteran, but he passed away before I was born, so I never had the chance to hear any of his stories. I still love knowing that my grandfather was a veteran though!xoxo Awww.southernbelleintraining.com

  9. angelintheoutfield
    November 12, 2015 / 4:54 am

    Such a beautiful and meaningful post. Those are some pretty incredible lessons to learn and ones I'm sure you'll carry with you always thanks to your grandpa. Thanks so much for sharing them with us! xx Merisa | Monogrammed Magnolias

  10. Ashley
    November 12, 2015 / 5:30 am

    A great, meaningful post for such an important day! Thank you so much for sharing about your Grandpa…he sounds like a truly wonderful man! xo Ashley

  11. Anonymous
    November 12, 2015 / 3:10 pm

    Oh man – he diffused bombs? That's an amazing way to put things into perspective. He sounds like such a great role model for you and it seems like he lived such a full life. Alessandra | blog.pumpup.com

  12. Nicole
    November 12, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    What a wonderful and touching post. It makes me want to hug my grandpa! My grandpa has some of the same views on life. Always be positive and look at the bright side! Nicole // Chronicling Home

  13. Cat
    November 12, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    I love this post. Thanks for the inspiration :)Cathttp://classmeetscouture.com

  14. Shane Prather
    November 12, 2015 / 7:17 pm

    Such beautiful lessons from a wonderful person!

  15. Allison
    November 12, 2015 / 7:55 pm

    I love your outlook on anxiety ridden situations–my grandfather took apart bombs, I totally have this!

  16. Ashley _
    November 12, 2015 / 8:38 pm

    Your grandfather sounds awesome! I love hearing the stories that our veterans have. The old pastor for my church was a navigator for a carrier ship during WWII, so I love hearing his amazing stores. He also has some great college year stories, as he was quite the prankster.

  17. Morgan Flinchum
    November 12, 2015 / 8:53 pm

    That is amazing that you have learned such powerful lessons from the service of your grandpa. That's what life and family are all about right there!-MorganHow 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  18. Kate Steadman
    November 13, 2015 / 2:23 am

    Wow this is moving!! I love this change of scene. It's always so nice to hear advice from people that have experience more of life. So refreshing.xo,Sara Kate Styling

  19. Caroline
    November 13, 2015 / 6:08 am

    What a wonderful man, and a powerful story! I always loved hearing about my grandparents' life lessons and stories. It's amazing what you learn throughout the years.

  20. Brittany Lockwood
    November 13, 2015 / 5:06 pm

    Wow this is an amazing post! Your grandpa sure did teach you a lot of great things. I love the story about weathered hands. As much as we try to avoid our imperfections, sometimes it's things like that which show we truly lived.xx. Brittany | Southern Soul

  21. Anonymous
    November 14, 2015 / 12:32 am

    Your grandfather seems so wonderful and it's clear you learned so much from him. What a beautiful piece!

  22. Tiffani
    November 14, 2015 / 7:24 pm

    Love how you poured your heart in to this post! Your grandfather sounds like a great guy!

  23. Savannah Ward
    November 15, 2015 / 4:15 pm

    The weathered hands lesson made me tear up for some reason. Your Grandpa sounds so sweet and kind and so full of wisdom. And I love the "my grandpa took apart bombs – I can handle this" — hearing other peoples stories really helps to put your stressful moments into perspective.http://thealwaysblog.com

  24. Kayla Rivoli
    November 16, 2015 / 12:38 am

    So crazy how we both wrote posts for our grandfathers on the same day. I really enjoyed reading this, thank you for sharing <3Kayla | kaylablogs.com

  25. Southwestern Prepster
    November 18, 2015 / 6:39 am

    Amazing post! I have other family members who have served and they have all taught me similar lessons! Very grateful for them and their service!