Explore and Be Free!

Today would have been my grandpa George‘s birthday. I believe he would have been 109! In light of this being his birthday, I would like to tell you what he helped me to realize and why I miss him so much.

Grandpa George had this wonderful spirit of living life to its fullest and always exploring. I think this was his most endearing characteristics. He always told me to explore and not let anything tie me down. It didn’t matter, according to Grandpa, if society dictated that women were nurses and only men could be doctors (as was customary when he was little). He told me to push onward with whatever I wanted to do. I often complained my art teachers told me I couldn’t draw and he asked if I believed them; no, I didn’t and he told me, then keep drawing!

If I complained that I wasn’t smart, Grandpa would remind me that there are two types of intelligence: street and book. I also complained about my homework load. He taught me in practical ways how to implement some of my classes. We would “study” science in his “pasture” where lots of wild flowers, plants, and animals thrived.

Grandpa also reminded me to be “free” and not confine myself to constraints set upon me by society. You didn’t have to learn in a classroom; you could learn everywhere! Explore every chance you get.

I miss you, Grandpa George, and I know you are now exploring all of God’s wonderful new creation and are free!

God bless!


About Christy

I enjoy: my family, my faith life, photography, drawing; writing, working on cars, basketball, football, and baseball. These are just a few of the many things I like...you'll just have to read my blog to know me better to know more of them. Other things you may not catch on that I enjoy are: cats, angels, ballroom dancing, Christian music, camping (being one with nature and all of God's creations), traveling, cherry and apple blossoms, and the colors blue (in all shades), white, black, dark purple, and SOME shades of pink. (Rainbows are cool, too. And I'm NOT a lesbian! Although, I'm friends with some gays and lesbians as well as a few transgenders.) I am Roman Catholic. I graduated from Johnson County Community College, where I majored in Animation in hopes of fulfilling my dreams of being a computer generated animation movie maker. I also have a degree in Corporate Communication from Avila University. I'm currently employed at Nestle Toll House/Haagen-Dazs (at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park), I own my own business -- C & S Productions, L.L.C. (check it out at http://www.csproductionsllc.com), and am single. My favorite time of year is Winter and the Christmas season! It's just so...well, I can't put it into words. ^_^ Lastly, I am 36 years young!
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