My Grandfather was the sole male in a house filled with women. He played father to me, and was my only role model.
He was strong, kind, proud and well mannered. I owe him so much for all he did for me in life.
While he was alive I didn’t tell him that I loved him enough. I was younger then, and didn’t understand the importance of those tiny words. I’m older now and understand them, but now it’s too late. If I was man enough, I would have told him that I love him. Often.
I’m a man now. And I hope that he is proud of the man I have became.
Happy birthday Oupie. I love you.