Last night my grandfather passed away after a battle with Alzheimer's. He would have turned eighty-five this September. I have written about him twice on this blog, both times on Father's Day. As I said then, my grandfather had his faults, but he was and will always be the father of my childhood who never let me down.
"Everyone needs to have access to grandparents...in order to be a full human being."
-- Margaret Mead
Without my grandparents, I would not be the person I am today. It has been a tough day, but as so many with loved ones battling Alzheimer's know, it has been a long goodbye.