A Life Well Lived

Sadly, my grandfather passed away this weekend after 102 1/2 incredible years!  We are so lucky to have had him as a role model and patriarch of our family. 


100th Birthday Celebration

I am grateful for all of the stories he has shared and lessons he has taught us.


My grandpa lived every day like it was his birthday.  He respected others, invested in his community, and let the little things go!  In my 33 years, I have watched him age with grace, staying active and involved in our family.  I am deeply honored to be able to call him my grandfather.


You may remember that my family has a beautiful way of making the most of every situation, celebrating a life well lived with stories and love, even during the saddest times.  Tuesday morning, we are off to New York.  Already, it is looking like quite the adventure.  My mom is in Florida, my brother in Vegas, a snow storm on the east coast, and my dad, the BOY, my sister in law and I will be tackling our first long car trip together. 


It will feel good to gather as a family and celebrate this special man!


We love you Grandpa Al and will always remember your kindness and zest for life!

19 thoughts on “A Life Well Lived

  1. Your mom emailed me last night. You were so lucky to have had him in your life. The way he lived life should be a model for us all.
    I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. Oh, so sad. I’m so sorry, Jen 😦 He was such an amazing man… loved all your past posts about him! Sending love and light to you and your family.

  3. Sorry to hear about your Grandpa. I loved the annual trip you guys would go on to celebrate him; he was obviously a meaningful man to your entire family. Enjoy the family time together this weekend celebrating his life!

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss, but what an amazing man your grandpa sounds like! It sounds like he lived a beautiful, full, wonderful life, and I’m happy you have so many great memories with him. Hugs to you and your family.

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