Grandfather, today would be your 81st birthday, but you departed too soon from our lives. So many years went by, but there is not one day that I don't think of you. I still remember when I was a little girl and you would take me to the fair, it was so much fun that one day it was getting late and I end up falling asleep on top of a giraffe. When I was a baby and I needed to fall asleep, you were so patient. It seems as if I can still hear your foot steps on the hallway, walking back and forth trying to get me to sleep. You always knew how to delight me with your prince fairytale stories, with horses and lions. Remember, I always noticed when you came home with a new shirt, new shoes or new haircut? You were a cool grandfather! I never forget the one summer when I got to Portugal and you were waiting for me with a welcome sign. Only you to make me feel special! To me you were more than a grandfather, you were everything. I couldn't wait for summer, just to see you. It seems as if I can still hear you laughing. I miss you!
You were gone too soon, but you will forever be in my heart.
I will never forget you!