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I’ve always told people that the number one spiritual influence in my life is my Grandpa. From my earliest memory, Grandpa has led the family in grace, can talk for hours about scripture and always seems to tie a conversation back to God’s teachings. When he was a young man, he seriously considered becoming a priest and although he met my grandmother which dashed any plans of the priesthood, he’s always had an extra-special quality about him……some say a “holiness” that seems reserved for angels and saints. Grandpa turns 89 this summer and I have been blessed to know and love him for almost 39 years. Through his example, I have witnessed what it means to love God completely and unselfishly and for this, I am forever grateful. Grandpa walks the walk and talks the talk. He has seen his share of miracles and blessings and he has lived through terrible tragedy. But despite it all, his faith in Jesus grows stronger with each passing day. He is a testament to God’s light and he is my inspiration and the subject of my song, “Grandpa”. Thank you, Grandpa, for teaching me so much about God, inspiring me to be a better person and for being such a wonderful role-model. Love, Alex