- 48 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 15, 1959
- Date of passing: Jul 25, 2008
|Let the memory of michael be with us forever|
"i am saddened. after so many years apart, we met for just a few hours. he gave me some gifts, which sadly were lost/destroyed. i know i was kind of harsh in my questions to him. it hurts now, not only because there were so many questions i wanted to ask, but didnt get the chance to. rage that i grew up with wanted answers to questions i knew would hurt if i asked, but i couldn't help myself. he came to me, in an attempt to connect and show me love, and all he got in return was my rage and venom.
would i have been different if i knew that was the last time i would see him, that my last words to a man i wanted so dearly in my life would be filled with accusations, and years of pain? it hurts, thinking how much i wanted him, wanted him to know how much i loved him, how much i missed him, but instead of expressing this, i interrogated him. i drilled him for answers to questions that he honestly couldn't answer in 200 years, but less in the few hours that we met.
even now, my tears run wild, and i cannot stop them. i hurt because i know he knew how much i loved him, and i know he knew i didnt want to ask the questions i asked. i didnt want our time together to be spent with him on the defensive. but he accepted all i gave him with grace. he kept his temper. not once did i hear anger or agitation. not a hint of fear, but regret, i heard pain in his voice. and joy. the kind of joy that only a father can show when he is proud of his kids. i could tell my words hurt, but he didnt let it bother him. and this hurts me. it hurts me that i wasnt as much of a man at that time as he was.
he knew what was in store for him. he knew that his absence had caused a bitterness that wouldn't be easily resolved. and he accepted this and showed. knowing i would probably hurt him with words, and he showed.
sadly, this is one of the few memories i have with my dad, but i do know one thing, this one act has earned him so much respect. it takes a great man to know he is walking into a place where pain and bitterness towards him resides, and having every chance to make an excuse to not arrive, yet still shows.
so, say what you will, i love and respect my dad, for even though there is little experience, in just a few hours, he proved himself a greater man than most ever hope to be.
dad, you reside in a category few obtain. you and poppy. yall are the greatest men, the bravest men i know. forever love and respect."
"love you dad and grandpa michael from becca and victoria and merry grantom"
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROTHER I LOVE AND MISS YOU ( R I P ) TILL WE MEET AGAIN"
"Today is 8 years you've been gone brother there's still not a day that goes by that I don't think about you I'll miss you till the day I die. I love you brother"
"Hey brother happy birthday, you would have been 56 today man time sure does fly by. Well I just wanted to say happy birthday everything else is all good. I love & miss you everyday brother"
"It's been 7 years now brother and not a day goes by I don't think of you. Things are going good for me I have been doing a lot of fishing here lately I wish you was here to fish with me I remember when we was kids at grandma Bea's house and we would walk down to big creek and spend the day fishing there those was the good days for me ( I guess I just miss you ) some days when I am sad I think about you and it puts a smile on my face..."
"Hey brother it's just me stoping by to let you know I am thinking of you as I do every day I'm at my friends house Ann & Jerry Roch they are good to me they treat me like family well I gotta go we are fixing to eat breakfast I love and miss you dearly brother"
"Hey brother I woke up thinking of you today as I do many a days things are going pretty good I got my trucks front end worked on yesterday all the wild flowers are blooming they're pretty I love this time of the year I sure miss you brother things just ain't the same without you well brother I have things to do today I love you and miss you every day"
"HAPPY NEW YEAR BROTHER another year has come and gone i thank god for the time he has giving us and i pray that one day he will give us forever to run and play like we did as kids .. I miss you brother things just ain't the same with out my big brother I love and miss you michael and i will never fotget you..."
"MERRY CHRISTMAS BROTHER ANOTHER YEAR HAS CAME AND GONE I STILL MISS YOU EVERYDAY IT HAS BEEN 6 YEARS NOW AND IT DON'T REALLY GET ANY EASIER WE JUST LEARN TO LIVE WITH IT.I LOVE YOU MICHAEL AND I WILL ALWAYS MISS YOU R I P MY DEAR BROTHER"
"Hey brother it's just me stopping by to say hi and let you know I'm thinking of you thanksgiving will be here soon and I'll miss you being here to spend it with. I miss you brother you was always there for me when no one else was I give thanks for God letting us be brothers as long as I'm alive you will never be forgotten , love always James Manuel Grantom"
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROTHER YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN 55 TODAY...I STILL MISS YOU EVERY DAY"
"6 years ago today god called you home brother i still think of you often i wish heaven had a phone so i could just talk to you one more time there is so much i should have told you when you was alive i know that one day god will bring us together again and i am looking forward to that day i could always talk to you and i really did look up to you i will always love you brother i miss you more now than ever . love james manuel grantom"
"I miss you Michael it's been almost 6 year's now and I still think of you every day brother."
"I AM THANKFUL OF YOU MY BROTHER I LOVE AND MISS YOU."
"Today you would be 54 Michael there is not a DAY GO BY THAT YOU ARE NOT ON MY MIND I MISS TALKING TO YOU YOU WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR ME ONE DAY WHEN GOD CALLS ME HOME WE WILL BE TOGETHER AGAIN. I LOVE AND MISS YOU MY BROTHER."
"although i didnt know much, it saddens me that i wont be able to get to know more. there is so much i wanted to ask, so much that only you could answer, sadly, i am left to only wonder what the answers might have been. my only regret is that the time i knew you was cut so short, and now i am left with this void that none can fill."
"There is not one day goes by the I don't think of you my brother I am so blessed to have gotten to talk to you every day for the last five years before you went home . god brought us together again when you picked me up hitchhiking through Arizona . I will love you forever and I will be home with you again when god calls me home till then you will be on my heart and mind...."
"When Mike was little he would be up by 5:00 every morning watching cartoons. He loved to watch them. Two days before he had his stroke me, him, and Diane went out to eat, I'm so glad we did, I had such a good time visiting that last time. Will see you again in heaven little brother."
"RIP big brother. You are loved and missed. Keep the angels smiling. †"
"I think about you everyday. I miss you so dearly. Wish you were still here but I know you're in a better place. I know one day we will be reunited. I love you!! Love you for eternity, your wife, Kathy A. Grantom"
"I miss you everyday little brother."
"I miss you everyday little brother."
"Sadly,a gentle giant has gone to sleep............"
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