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|After the luncheon, a proud mom and her son.|
It was Sam’s love of learning, however, that both of my children “inherited,” whether intrinsically or externally. Emily and Zach have always enjoyed learning about pretty much everything, and I truly believe it’s because of those days and weeks spent in Sam’s “sanctuary of learning.” To them, even at a very young age, it seemed like their Opa knew everything. Or had access to countless books to find out about more things. The impact of these experiences, even after Sam died, had such a profound affect on Zach that he used Opa’s “sanctuary of learning” imagery in one of his better written college essays. (I’ll have to post it here sometime.)
I am so proud of my son – and my daughter – and truly thankful that the positive memories of the short time they had with their grandfather (“Opa” in Dutch and German) will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Truly, Opa would be proud…..