For My Pappaji

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.

4 thoughts on “For My Pappaji”

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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


  4. Hi

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



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