Thursday, May 27

Vi två sjutton år.










My grandpa is the most kind and pensive person I know, and he's such a good listener. He doesn't talk much like the rest of my family (we talk ALL THE TIME, really loudly to shout down each other), but when he does say something everybody else goes quiet and listens to what he has to say. He often tells me stories from when he and grandman used to spend their summers at Fårö when they were a young couple, just like Kristofer and I do know. It's become "our thing", our shared memories. On Sunday he turns 80 and I'm going back to my home town to celebrate him. As a birthday present I'm giving him this book with all my favorite photographs from Fårö. I hope it will make him remember the smell of the ocean and the feeling of riding a bike on an empty road next to the person you love. Because he is too old to travel there anymore, I will bring those things to him instead.

xox

Emily

8 comments:

Jenny said...

Så vackert och omtänksamt av dig. Han kommer säkert bli jätteglad. Om jag flyttar hem till Sverige igen ska jag resa massor massor och se allt jag kan. Har aldrig sett östkusten.

Malin said...

Vilken fin sak att ge, han kommer bli hur glad som helst!

alison said...

Your Grandpa sounds like an incredible person. And your gift for him is not is so thoughtful and kind. I know he will love it!

Cassandra Marie said...

What a great present for him! Im sure he'll love it :)

tracey said...

beautiful words about your grandpa. your gorgeous photographs will surely touch his heart!

Emily said...

thank you all, you're so sweet! i'll tell him happy birthday from you guys too! <3

Sofia said...

Åhh vad jag älskar din blogg! Skulle bara säga det!

Emily said...

Sofia - Bara så du vet, jag blir så himla himla glad att du gör det! Tack för att du tog dig tiden att säga det.

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