There Is Always Hope!


Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Desmond Tutu

Hope Quotes

My story is true, almost unbelievable, yet nevertheless true.  It is the marvelous journey of my paternal grandfather.

There probably not many who can say this, I watched my grandfather go to school.

My grandfather went through at the time was ground breaking.  He had to have brain surgery.  This was back in the late fifties or early sixties.  During the surgery he died.  However, they were able to revive him.  

This is where I can remember the rest of this story.

I do not ever recall my grandfather speaking fluent English.  The surgery and the death left him pretty much a blank slate.  So, he had to learn to speak again, then he had to go back to school to learn to read and write.

When we went to visit he would call my dad, he called him Micky.  He would be excited and he would pull out paper to show what he had done in school.  It truly was something to see him be so excited.  Sometimes though he could not find the correct words, so every once in a while he would blurt ‘gd’ (I am using the short form).

This crisis we are going through is taking an extreme toll on people’s ability to have hope.  Everyone asking the same question, “when can we come out of our houses”.

I shared my grandfather’s journey to let everyone know, “There is always hope”!

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  1. cheriewhite

    Such a powerful story! I never knew your grandfather, yet I admire him after reading this! I know so many people who gave up after having something such as this happen to them. Your grandfather showed amazing strength and bravery in going back to school and getting back what he’d lost! God bless you for posting this! It’s posts like yours that should give everyone hope!

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Thank you Cherie!
      To me he was a hero, I just wish sometimes that I should have told him that.
      He could be quite comical at times, especially when my grandmother would talk about the priest at her church. Grampa didn’t believe in “Catholicism”. He was raised in an evangelical family.

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