I want you to know that I miss you. I miss being around you, and hearing you crack those silly jokes. I miss hearing about your pigeons and your life story. But most of all, I’m just glad that you’re not in pain anymore.
I want you to know how much you meant to me, and how much you still mean to me. I was only 16 when you passed away. But that day feels like just yesterday. I was sitting in business class when my sister called, and she knew what times my classes were. So I couldn’t understand why she was calling in class? I answered the phone and told her that I would call her back in 10 minutes when class was finished.
I called her back and all I remember was “Jade, have you heard?” Heard what?! My heart instantly sunk. I knew it was about you. I knew that you were gone. “Jade, I’m so sorry, but grandad passed away.”
I cried my eyes out for a long time. I was so hurt. I felt guilty because I didn’t make a good enough effort to go and visit you when I should have. But most of all, like I said before, I was just glad that you weren’t in pain anymore.
Grandad, I love you, and I hope that you would be proud of who I am today.
Love, your grand daughter, Jade.