March 27, 2010
I Want To Take This Time To…

Yes, new tumblr so people can stalk me and figure me out and blah blah blah.  Any who, I want to take this time to honor someone that really means a lot to me.  Last weekend my cousin woke me up with terrible news. 

"Delon wake up," she stops and waits as I slowly open my eyes, and when they opened she said, "Grandpa Alex died last night."

I started looking around the room not knowing what to think.  Then I slowly put my head down and covered my face with my arms as the tears ran down my cheeks and I started to sob.  The news just kept playing over and over in my head. 

As I left my cousin’s house, I tried to stay calm as possible.  Thoughts of my grandfather just kept running through my head.  I exited off the freeway so that I can park somewhere and smoke real quick to calm me down, but boy was I wrong.  I got out of my car, and about 5 seconds in with the cigarette I broke down.  I dropped to my knees and cried like I’ve never cried before.

I’m really glad I got to see him one last time before he passed away, and I’m very glad that I was the person who found him.  When I found him, I didn’t know what to expect, if he remembered me or not.  Surprisingly, he did remember me after nearly 10 years of not seeing me, it brought me to tears.

I just remember every time we visited my grandpa when he was still here in California, he would cook fried chicken, sing some song, watch and crack up to 3 stooges.  He did the same thing when I visited him in Hawaii about 3-4 years ago.

What kept Grandpa Alex strong and alive was his thoughts about his family.  He was always thinking about us and he remembered us.  Now that he finally got a chance to see his family again, he can finally rest.  Grandpa, please continue thinking about us, and watch over our family.  We will miss you, and always love you.