Todays post is going to be quite different from my previous ones (I.e. travelling), as today marks 5 years since I lost my dear grandad. He was one of my favourite people in the world, who could always make me laugh just by his presence.
He always liked to make everyone who came in contact with him smile. He had a major obsession with The Simpsons! His favourite character obviously being Homer, who he said reminded him of himself, as well as Scrat from Ice Age, as he liked the fact that he never gave up going after what he wanted.
Loss is a funny thing, it’s not something that you can prepare yourself for, especially if the person who died was taken away without any warning, but one thing I find amazing with people, is how, in such a traumatic time, we all come together and support one another. I’ve learnt over time that we all have different ways with how we manage to cope to get through each day, and even though its hard and can take some time, you slowly learn how to deal with the grief.
Even though my grandad is no longer here with me, I know he’s always looking over me, and I will always have my memories which I will cherish forever, and he will always be in my heart.
I’m going to end this post with a poem that I found.
He Is Gone (She Is Gone)
You can shed tears that he is gone
Or you can smile because he has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him
Or you can be full of the love that you shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
You can remember him and only that he is gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what he would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on
~by David Harkins