Believe in Forever

Believe in Forever

In a few days, February 2, Ground Hog Day, I will privately celebrate what would’ve been my grandfather’s 108th birthday. He is obviously no longer with me, but when this frame came in from Houseparts, I remembered my grandparents, two people who lived the American dream and believed in forever for themselves and their family.
My grandfather opened his own electric supply and installation company shortly after the Great Depression. He moved his family to Las Vegas when it was a tiny town in the middle of the Nevada desert. My grandparents built a business, raised a family and lived a wonderful life…all because they believed in forever. They believed their love would last forever; they believed they were establishing a foundation for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren that would enable each of us to achieve our own dreams.
I, like my grandfather, believe in forever. I, like my grandfather, am an entrepreneur at heart which gave me the faith and belief to open The Silver Barn. My daughter, like her mother and great-grandfather is now taking that entrepreneurial spirit of forever and building her own dream in The Velvet Frog. Yes, this picture frame was a mirror into the lives of two people who believed in forever. I wish my “Nana” and “Pa” were still here so I could take this funny picture I have of them riding donkeys in South America and put it in this frame. I would say to them, “thanks for believing in forever and believing in me.”
If you are lucky enough to have family members still with you who loved life, loved each other and believed in forever, this frame is for you. For me, I will take the silly donkey riding black and white picture, put it in this frame and give it to my daughter the day she gets married and tell her to “believe in forever.”
But, until that day I will simply say Happy Birthday “Pa”. I love you…forever.


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