As some of you may be aware, we (my family) lost one of the most important people in our lives recently. My grandpa passed away, on May 23, after a hard fought battle with cancer. I am forever grateful for the time I was given with him, I had a very special bond with my grandpa, and was fortunate enough to be able to spend every day with him, over the last year and a half, of his life. At times it was very difficult to be a part of, witnessing the man who was always so strong and determined (though he never lost his determination) deteriorated day by day in front of my eyes. To
have be able to help him with seemingly simple everyday tasks was almost to much to bare at times. But I would not change a single minute of it given to opportunity.
We were very blessed that most of my family work for themselves or have flexible work schedules, which allowed us all to be a part of his last months with us. His final gift he gave us was each other, bringing us all together every day,
forcing allowing us all to get to know each other in a much deeper way than ever before.
I keep thinking how incredibly lucky I am. How lucky I am to have such an amazing family, to have such incredible bosses that allowed me to work as little or as much as needed to be home with my grandpa and grandma, to be able to help my grandma care for my grandpa in only a way family can do, how lucky I am to have such an incredibly close bond throughout my life with my grandparents. I am thankful and I am grateful.
It took me a little longer to get back on the road than originally planned, but I wouldn’t have change it for the world itself. But now the time has come to say “see ya later”, and I couldn’t be more excited (though it is always bittersweet for me, this time more than ever). I will be crossing the globe once again, headed for India! So stay tuned, I think it is about to get crazy.