Christmas is long and gone and I am happy to say that I made it through this difficult time. Over the holiday my family and I suffered a great lost with the passing of our grandfather.
Today, was my first day back to work since his passing. While walking to work I notice the Christmas tree that was place in the park was still there after Christmas. When they placed this tree in the park I knew I wanted to take a picture of it, but for some reason I never felt inspired to do so. Leaving work today I stopped and looked at the tree and I was hit with the inspiration that I needed to capture the moment.
We did not get a tree this year. However, at this point I realize Christmas was not as bad as I thought or felt because I was able to spend it with my grandfather in his time of need. This picture has become my tree because when I look at this picture it reminds me that I was able to provide comfort to my grandfather in his twilight hour. The time I spent with him was the greatest gift I could ever give or receive this Christmas. I have so many things that will remind me of my grandfather, but this picture will forever remind of this Christmas we spent together.
Thank you for everything grandfather and I will continue to be the man you taught me to be, and even in your passing you taught me another lesson about what Christmas is really about. I will always love you and will cherish the time I was able to spend with you.