vineri, 10 iulie 2009

10th of July...5 years ago...

~~ My grandpa died 5 years ago...
I remember that day as if it was yesterday. The summer of 2004 was a very hot summer, unnaturally hot. My grandpa was 79 years old and had heart problems. The weather made him feel sick for a couple of days before his heart failed. He was tall and handsome, old and wrinkled on the outside but still young on the inside. He was a kind and childish soul and he loved sweets:D
~~ The night he died it rained like it had never rained before. It felt like the skies broke. Hellish thunders, huge lightnings and bean-sized raindrops and hail.
~~ One day before he passed I payed him a visit...it was the last time I saw him, literally. I remember that I had second thoughts about going to see my grandparents that day as it was so hot.
~~ I never saw his death coming that's why it was a huge shock for me. I went to his funerals but stood outside the chapel.I refused to watch him lying dead in the coffin.
In a way I never had the guts to say good-bye. I hate good-byes!!!
~~ My grandpa taught me how to swing without being pushed, in his hands is where I saw for the first time a bobbin and a rotor, from him I take the love for writing, he taught me what crosswords are and how to use hammers and nails.
~~ The empty place his death left in my heart is now filled with so many dear memories. If I close my eyes I can still hear his voice calling me and feel his huge hand grasping my hand.
~~ My only regret is that he is not here to see how much I've grown...
~~ I love you, grandpa:)Rest in peace beautiful soul!
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5 comentarii:

Lee Beth spunea...

Hello. Just checking out new blogs and really like yours. Feel free to come check out mine if you'd like. :D

Denise spunea...

So very touching! the love you have for your grandpa is so evident in your words, and speaks volumes. Makes me happy and sad all at the same time.
Hugs to you sweety!

Sil spunea...

Embora eu não tenha fluência no inglês, pelo que pude perceber, num momento de tristeza, como foi a perda do teu avô, você demonstra muita sensibilidade no uso das palavras.

D's Poetry spunea...

Thank you, Sil! I don't speak your language but I do understand it. Thank you for reading my post and for leaving a comment.

Nicole Leigh spunea...

lovely post, and I love that song, hadn't heard it since I was a kid!