In loving memories of my Late Grandfather (2001-2075/04/16)
Here’s the link to the first blog I wrote for my Grandfather “Memories”
Today marks 2 years since you’ve been gone. The start of another year without you in it. Although dying is regarded as an essential, immensely important part of existence, we were not truly prepared for this loss. You fought the battle and fought to the very end and that was the last time I saw you. I clearly remember the day when you left us. When I walked into the room and looked at you, I knew that this time things were different.
I know you are in a far better place than you ever were. All your pain, misery, troubles, sickness are gone and there is nothing that you need to worry about. As I thought the world would never go on after you left us, somewhere it did. And just because you move on does not mean you are forced to forget them.
When you’ve lost someone you care about, then you know how hard it is. It can feel challenging enough to get used to living without them, and some days and moments are particularly hard, the loss tends to be heightened. These are the times we feel melancholy.
I don’t understand if people actually get over the loss of a loved one or do they learn how to cope and press forward. I keep telling myself that life will get back to normal, but that’s not true. It is just a new normal without you here. And not a day goes by when my heart doesn’t burst at the thought of your absence.
I never got a chance to say goodbye, but I stand strong in my faith knowing that we will be reunited again with our Heavenly Father.
Have you struggled after losing a loved one? How did you pull through it? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts and experiences.