Some may think we said our goodbyes three years ago and that was it … But in my eyes the life we knew suddenly stopped. It wasn’t just one wave of change that hit us and that was it. It was more like several waves that erased all the traces of the life we’d been living before.
We live in a world where we’re constantly expected to overcome everything so fast..Displaying failure and emotions is never an easy option.
But is it really the answer? Can we just throw away years of memories in few weeks time? Loss was one of the main triggers that got me writing and then later on sharing on WordPress.
In my opinion, those we love never leave us. The wave that hit us when my grandfather left us has given me a deeper understanding of creativity and life.
Many things come to mind on the memory of his departure and I’m not sure I can describe it all. So this is some of it...
The sparkle in my grandfather’s eyes departed long before he was physically gone but he held on as much as he could for a last birthday, last hugs and kisses. He was a gentle and sweet soul who was never demanding or tiring with his requests. He held on long enough to smile and then wave for us at the hospital when we thought we’d lose him. My heart grows daily knowing that’s the kind of strength I look up to and will never forget. That’s the kind of strength that writing continues to remind me of.
Gone on July 19th 2016 but never forgotten.