The thing is that even after everything that has happened and all the time that has passed , I still find it so hard to believe that you are really gone. It doesn’t matter how many times I tell myself this, my heart always tells me otherwise. But maybe it’s my heart that has had it right all this time, because you aren’t gone. You’re not just a memory or a collection of memories, you’re a part of everyone who knew you, and as long as we are all here, then you are too. Whether or not we can see you or talk to you, we will always love you, and you will always be here with us.
It doesn’t stop me from missing your smile, or wondering what conversations we could have had about our shared love of words. It doesn’t make me miss you less, but it’s something I know to be true all the same. And it’s something that will never change.
Say hi to grandpa for us all, and take care of each other up there.
Missing and loving you always