My daughter was born on February 28, 2005! My parents waited a long time for a grandchild and they spent as much time as could with her. August 2005 my father (55) retired from his job and was excited to enjoy his retirement. Everything changed September 2005 when my father was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer and he was told he had about two years to live. For the next couple of years my daughter spent lots of time with her grandparents. The bond that my father formed with her was truly amazing. The hardest thing for me to accept was that my daughter wouldn’t grow up with her grandpa.
On January 10th, 2008 my father passed away at home with his family, just the way he wanted to.
Losing my father has been the hardest thing that I have ever had to go through and I miss him so much. My daughter was able to spend 2 years and 11 months with my father and to be honest, I didn’t think that she would remember him. I would take every opportunity to talk about him with her and it’s amazing how much she remembered. She told me that he was her Guardian Angel and that she talked to him often and he was always close by. Every time she would see me crying, she would hug me and rub my back and tell me that he said that everything was going to be ok.
It has been over five years since my father passed away and I miss him so much! I know that my daughter misses him too, but I didn’t realize how much until she brought home this letter that she wrote at school.
I have asked for her permission to share on her letter on my blog.
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