I’ve had a hard time keeping up with the online world this week because my Grandpa passed away on Monday and it’s been a hard thing to deal with. He had stomach cancer and had been fighting it for a while, but his body could not fight it any longer. He was a wonderful man, and to the last day was still thinking about his true passion in life: Physics.
The sad part is that he never saw his life’s work finished (the tests on his inventions are still being done, I believe he held on as long as he could just to try to see the results) but the important thing is that he found his muse and lived for it every day of his life. I guess that’s all we can hope for, to find our passion, and value our family. It’s made me appreciate the people in my life who are close to me, and realize we have a finite time here, and to make the most of it. I wasn’t going to post about it because it’s so personal, but if it makes someone call their grandpa and tell them they love him, this post was worth it. 🙂