Wanting one last hug

by broken hearted
(California )

My grandpa passed away two days ago and I'm left in pieces. The earliest memories I have of my grandpa are filled with so much joy and happiness. My father was working in the United States so my grandpa stepped in while he was away. He would pick me up from kindergarten and I'd ride home on his horse. He would talk to me and hold me on his lap as we watched TV or as i fell asleep. My father returned home for my mother, siblings and i. We moved to California and for many yrs i didn't see my grandpa. The day i got the chance to see him i remember the hug he gave me. He held me so tight and wept with me as we held each other. I kisses his cheeks and asked him why he was crying. He said because he always thought of the day when he would get a chance to see me again. Every yr after it was the same amazing greeting. Two wks went by quick. But in them we spend happy times together. He'd come say good morning and eat lunch. Id run up to him like a 5yr old if i spotted him on the streets. We would walk to church hand in hand. As he would hold my hand he'd give it a squeeze. Then one yr his health declined. And it kept declining. I was able to go to him one yr he was very sick in the hospital. He got better and we took him back home. But we knew that was to be the beginning of his end. Three yrs later he passed away. And i didn't get to see him one last time. I wasn't able to attend the funeral either. I love my grandpa with all my heart. I wish i could have gotten one last amazing hug from him.

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