Our challenge was inspired by Heath Ledger's death. The question is who do I miss. I'm going to have a little different take on this. The person I'm going to say I "miss" is my grandfather on my mother's side.
Missing him isn't necessarily the right wording, though. I hardly ever knew him. He died when I was only 5 years old. My mom talks about him in such a warm, melancholy way that I've always wished he lived longer so I could have really known him. My mom tells me how special he was and the stories she tells from when she was younger always include her dad.
I know my life would have been different, in a very good way, if this man was alive longer to touch it. I've always wondered what he'd say - probably that I look just like my mom and act a lot like her, too. I can almost picture how his eyes would light up and twinkle. I truly just wish that I had had the opportunity to know this man more than I did.