Age:[ 25 ] Gender:[ F ]
I felt that something would go wrong on Easter of '99 when my whole family was all together. My grandfather wanted to spend Easter with his whole family and everyone made an effort to be there for him. I felt like I should relish the moment. I remember sitting back and watching everyone laughing and smiling and just having a good time. It felt like an out of body experience, as if I was looking down on everyone. I remember thinking that I should savour the moment because this was never going to happen again. It was almost as if I knew that it would be the last time we would all be spending a holiday together as a family. It was indeed the last holiday spent together. In July of '99, my grandfather suffered a heart attack and spent 5 days in intensive care before he died on July 13. His coffin was equipped with a special compartment where family could put items that we wanted to go with him. I put in a picture of the two of us, me standing behind him and hugging him. I always hugged him, it was something I did. I wrote him a little note on the back of the photo. I also told him to come and visit me in my dreams and so that I could hug him. Well, a week after he was buried, he came to me in my dream and gave me a great big hug. I told him that he is still my grandpa.... It has been nearly two years and he still visits me often and I do get a hug from him everytime. Thanks Vavo.
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