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Love Of My Life. by orangetopatos Love Of My Life. by orangetopatos
I finally give you all of my heart. You can see why i love this man so much.
He is my grandfather. He is dying. But ill always love him.
Some of you who watch me and read my journals will know the insanity i have been going through with taking care of him.
this is the man ive been talking about.

the sweetest, most handsome man ive ever met.
jeez, im crying as i write this but, i dont care. he knows how much i love him. now im showing you.

he used to weigh 177...he weighs about 95lbs...
not good. but there is nothing i can do, if i could, i most definately would.

i dont care if he wheels himself around in circles...tells me about how he got arrested yesterday(not possible--hes 87 and in a nursing home) or how he makes these awful faces when we try and make him eat.
i still love him.

Sept. 20th, 2007.
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Love Of My Life. by =orangetopatos Sometimes the photo doesn't grab me completely. I read the description. And it starts grabbin 'hold ... ( Suggested by DeathT-2 and Featured by cweeks )
RhiannonWoolf Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Stunning, simply stunning
razzmatazz17 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

hope your heart is healing
Hiberniart Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've attempted my own rendering of you're wonderful photograph. If you don't like it, please let me know and I promise I'll remove it immediately. [link]
Hiberniart Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A wonderful photograph and a very sad loss. Reminds me very much of my own grandfather who passed away some years ago but is still thought about daily. If you have no objection I'd love to render this as a pencil/charcoal portrait.
mrhectormex Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
hello i painted your picture [link] if you don't like it, i'll take it down thanks.
Merlin-Snowpaw Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
A beautiful photo. He'll always be with you.
singer22498 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
awww. this is so awesome. RIP.
xmarquix Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
a dying breed they are
Gevio Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
:heart: beautiful photograph, I'm sorry about your loss,,you know what you feel about your grandfather never really goes away, it lives forever
Kikzor Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
This is so beautiful, I have a hard time finding the right words. Grandfathers <3
kavsikuzah Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
lemur-llama Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm very sorry to hear about your grandfather. This photo is very touching. Great job.
BrotherAlpha13 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
I just cried a little.
JohnAAW Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011   Writer
Sweety...i get...some of this at least....losing someone close...i lost both my dad and my to illness and the other to sorry....i know this waasnt "recent" (recent being a relative term) but it still sucks
MetaInfinito Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Thanks for taking care of your Papa :)
Nymphalys Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I started to cry as I read this. It's beautiful. He's beautiful. You are so, so lucky to have had such a wonderful man in your life, as he was for having you in his. Rest In Peace.
Makola94 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Your piece has been featured in [link]
Much :heart:,
Gearsofcreativity Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful composition :)
ArcadeWar Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
He looks so sad...
D72 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
So familiar, your story, your grandfather, the intention reminds me deeply to the ones i've loved.
It makes me sad when I look at your grandfather. Wish i could embrace my lost again. Would love that... i love them, they loved me. Whish i could take your hand and lead us to our beloved ones, for just one more moment. Just one...
Anako-ART Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
amazing photograph. your description made me cry, though my grandpa passed away many years ago... I still remember and miss him so much. great, great photo.
RBDavis Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
That is a great portrait
This is a very beautiful, deep and emotional portrait. :heart:
archanN Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
incredible, wow
minimeany Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
This is great way to honor someone you love. Great portrait. Very emotional and heart breaking. I know how you feel I lost my grandma a few years ago. I love especially the title, it accumulates questions.
miryale Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
This is a incredible, incredible photo; I loved it even before I read your description.
funny-ann Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
great! you are really talented!
JosephThomas Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
This is such a lovely work -- both the photograph and the sentiment.

After drying my eyes I noticed the edit of September 20th. You lost him less than a month after submitting the photograph. That you had your say here before your grandfather passed away seems somehow poetic to me.

Bless your heart, Miss. :hug:
Villainocity Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
Seems so long since I faved this. I know it was before my dad got really sick. When I go back and read your description it really hits home, as it's exactly how I felt about him before the end. I lost him a couple months ago.
Dunjochka Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Student Filmographer
Beyond words. Just beautiful.
stark108 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
hello first of all great photo, and i now wath are you feeling... but you have to be strong hold on...
Don't surrender, never.. this happened to me too, with my grandfather and i know it's very hard..
Sorry for my bad english..
NSelection Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Oh my. This picture is so bloody great. Brings a lot of feelings the the surface. Instant favorite!
orangetopatos Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
thank you much love :)
NSelection Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
much love back :hug: powerful picture.
SugarJunkiee Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
I'm really sorry for you grandpa :hug: :|
mitch-meister Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009   Photographer
This has been featured here: [link] :D
Molly-Sue Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
this is beautiful...
Rekinji Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
"No colours but black & white shall show the truth about this planet and the lives of it's inhabitants." -Me

A very good photo, alas, I cannot ignore this man's passing, may he finally rest...
zamboink Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
this photo gives me a sad feeling...
good shot thou
AF--Photography Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wow wonderful words and an awesome portrait. I am sure he was proud of you.
tite-fleurdange Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
So much emotions in this photo :o
orangetopatos Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
gurugu-mawaru Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Featured in my news article Life Backwards :heart:
Please fave it so more people can see it :heart:

Thank you *
turtlspace Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
you and he are beautiful
Valamarth Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
What a beautiful, compassionate, loving person you are.. It takes a great courage and nobility to devote so much of your time and attention to the needing. I truly admire you.. Though it's nearly year and a half, please accept my sincerest condolences. I'm sure your grandfather's in a better place now.

With best wishes,

:hug: :heart:
MayedUaE Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
aww so lovely

all i can say about this pic

gr8 shoot

gr8 colors

gr8 pose

gr8 effect

best portrait

reel-a Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
just wanted to say that this is one of the best portraits i've ever seen. i like the light and shadows and the composition.

and his hair is awsome.. trendy :D
JACAC Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s . f o r . t h e . DD . o n . s u c h . a . g r e a t . p h o t o . =)
GreennEyes Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
my god.. maybe its sound strange but u make me cry with this pic..
Jhn1703 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
I know there are a million comments coming from the last few years on this photo, and I usually don't bother to comment when there's that many, but between the title, the picture and the description I had to. That was a huge highlight of my night. Very well done.
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