A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam.

For a brief moment it's glory and beauty belong to our world.

But then it flies on again, and though we wish it could have stayed, we feel so lucky just to have seen it.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Opa (Grandpa)

Nalah I had a little talk with Opa today about you. He hurts so much since you have been gone. Opa is concerned he is a burden to us now that his heart is so very weak. I told him about how I considered you a blessing each and every moment, regardless of your situation medically. I explained to him that he was a blessing each day he is with us, regardless of his situation now. It helped him to hear this I think. He is so concerned about creating a hardship for his family. Opa had tears in his eyes when I explained to him, again, what you mean to me and that I will always consider you central to my life whether you are here in person or in spirit, that we still speak, and that I have absolutely no regrets about any hardship we went through since our love for you is bigger than anything. It seemed to bring comfort to Dad to know that both you, and him, are blessings no matter what our days may bring. I know Opa will be so very glad to see you in Heaven. I am just not ready to say goodbye to him just yet. I doubt I ever will be. Nalah, your Opa loves you so very, very much. My only comfort will be knowing you are together someday.  When Opa comes, please give him the biggest, longest, most loving hug imaginable. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you were able to share those thoughts with your dad. I know they're sincere, and it must help him to know you feel that way. I'm sure he and Nalah will be having a grand ol' time when he joins her. Love you.