I really wanted to post this yesterday, but every time i tried I couldn’t see the screen for tears.
Yesterday was my wonderful Grandad’s 78th Birthday. He was the nicest Grandad anyone could ever want. Happy, jolly, funny – he had a wicked sense of humor!
He loved his football, he loved feeding the birds and he loved the Simpsons! He loved his new flat and he always loved my Nan – he loved her every single day since they met until the day he passed away. Nan passed away 20 yrs ago this year.
So here is a poem I read at his funeral I’d like to share it to remember my wonderful Grandad. It’s bee 18 months now and we miss him so much. x
Thinking Of You Grandad
Thinking of you Grandad,
But nothing that is new.
We thought about you yesterday,
And the day before that too.
We’ll think of you tomorrow,
And as the years come and go.
We’ll think of you forever,
Because we love you so.
God saw you getting weary,
A cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around you and whispered “come with me”.
Your nature was loving and giving,
Your heart was made of gold.
And for those of us who loved you,
Our memories will not grow old.
Your voyage had been long,
But you ‘ve reached your golden shore.
Where your ship is now at anchor,
And you’ll dance with Nan once more.
If you were here to see us,
That would be our only wish.
To hear your hearty chuckle,
That’s what we’ll really miss.
We don’t often ask for miracles, and today just one would do.
To see that door open and watch you walking through.
We miss your smile, your cheery way.
We miss the things you used to say.
The happy times that we recall,
That’s when we miss you most of all.
We won’t say goodbye Grandad,
But goodnight and sleep tight.