For My Pappaji

30 Dec

With all good things during the Christmas season comes sad tidings. On the 24th morning, my grandfather passed away. He had Alzheimer’s and was in poor health; his passing I believe relieved his pain.

I wish I had some pictures to scan of him but hopefully when in India, I can find some. It’s hard to grieve for someone when family and the sadness is far away; it’s like being in another world.

But here’s to my pappaji who was a wonderful man. And while he died on Christmas Eve, his spirit lives on through the holidays and in my life.

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4 Responses to For My Pappaji



January 2nd, 2010 at 13:03

Sorry to hear about your grandfather, it must hurt a lot. I know what it’s like to lose someone when you’re far away, I lost one of my grandfathers while I was hundreds of kilometers away, in another town. I even asked myself several times if I felt bad “enough” about it, since I kept feeling numb over it all.

Eventually it will hit you like it hit everybody else, but I still don’t think I suffered as much as most people did, when they were near him.

May yours rest in peace.



January 4th, 2010 at 18:29

Thank you Atlantean. I think it won’t hit me until I go visit my family. How did you eventually grieve?


Coach Hire

January 8th, 2010 at 09:00

Hey Sapphire,

Sorry to hear about your loss, yes, its going to hurt you a bit more during you are more likely to visit your family back in your home country, but I suggest thinking about the Good time you had with him, and praying for his blessings instead




July 2nd, 2010 at 09:47


I nearly cried reading your post and would ask God help you and gives you joy.



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