In her post, Bekah revealed what happened, before talking about how close they were and how sad she is that he never got to meet her children.
She said, “My grandfather (Papa) was indigenous american and would collect traditional baskets and other items like this cradle board. He even taught himself how to weave, and we still have some of his half-finished projects.”
“I’ve rarely talked about him publicly. We were extremely close and he was murdered when I was 17.”
“He was only 59. He was a dreamer and a doer; a maker, an artist. He taught me how to bake Challah bread.”
Instagram; Bekah shared the above photo of her with her grandpa
“Flowers came alive in his hands; he was a master florist. He built a home in the mountains with his own two hands.”
“All of the memories with my Papa are the happiest and most magical, but I always cry at the thought that he’ll never meet his great-grandbabies. He would have loved to see Franklin like this.”
“One of the hardest parts of losing someone is losing all the years you expected to have with them. You feel robbed of memories that should have been.”
“And grief isn’t linear. Sometimes 8 years feels like a lifetime, and other days like today, it feels like no time at all.”
Instagram; Bekah wears a necklace made by her grandpa, above
Bekah also shared a story to her Instagram, and in it, she wore a beautiful turquoise necklace her grandpa had made.
“Vintage camisole, gold necklaces from etsy, and turquoise necklace hand-strung by my grandpa,” she captioned her story.
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