The grandfather created bundles of the photos the woman sent to him twice a month for at least 10 years.
Grandparents play a crucial role in everyone's lives. Our parents love us, but they try to often discipline us for our own good. Our grandparents, on the other hand, are all about pampering and loving us. In fact, their love is the most unconditional love to exist, which is why, when they pass away, we lose a part of ourselves as well. In a heartwarming tale posted by u/pplaidllama, she talks about how she got to know how much her grandpa loved her after he passed away.
The story is titled, "My grandfather passed away unexpectedly, I found he had kept every postcard I'd ever sent him." The granddaughter found something that made her extremely happy when she went with the family to clean up her grandfather's home. She said, "I found that he had kept every card I'd ever sent him. Every. Single. One. I'd been sending them twice a month for the last 10 years as a way to keep him updated on my life." She found these postcards at an easily accessible place, which made her realize that her grandfather probably went through those neatly stacked postcards quite often.
While informing people more about her grandfather's life, she said that he had only recently turned 93. They also went out for dinner to celebrate at his favorite steak house. She even joked that had it not been for her grandfather the steakhouse would have run out of business since the 1970s. The man was as healthy as he could be, completely independent, and a very happy soul. He even had his own house for four decades, which is also where he passed away. She said, "He passed suddenly and peacefully in his sleep in the house he'd owned for 40 years." If this is not a blessing in disguise, we do not know what is.
u/wireknot made an insightful suggestion and said, "I hope you keep them and maybe make them into a book or album. It's a way to remember him in your life and the joy you obviously gave him. Peace be with you all." Sharing a personal story, u/BriskHeartedParadox said, "My grandfather was the best. I lost him early, 8 years old. Somehow, he gave me memories I get to cherish to this day. May yours last the same." A grandfather, u/angryshark, replied to this story, saying, "Grandfather of 4 here. I cannot begin to describe how much he loved you, but I'm sure this treasure trove that he kept, chronicling your life, gives you a pretty good sense of how he felt. Live your best life to honor his memory."
u/horizon_hopper shared some bits about their grandfather, "He clearly loved you so much, and cherished you beyond words. What a wonderful keepsake and I am so sorry for your loss. It’s wonderful to have these little parts of them, I adored my grandfather, he began painting in the last years of his life and his art feels like he’s still with us in a way. It's been three years and I miss him every single day."
u/tinytahnee shared, "My grandad died this year and did the same- put all the postcards I sent him in a photo album and I saw it when sorting his home and it was very moving. I'm sorry for your loss but it sounded like he had a good life."