Spending time with your Mam who you missed dearly along with all your family and friends passed. Then of course seeing your inlaws. The endless amount of animals that must be around you now would be a picture. All of you in good health. Nobody suffering. Please continue to be there, to guide us and share in our joys and sadness as always. I miss you so very much.
Until we meet again.
Following in your footsteps.
I may be your grandchild but you have always been the father figure in my life. We were a strong unit. I'm grateful for the memories we made and for all you taught me. Those are all I need with me, to be the best I can be and for comfort and smiles. Proud to look up to you. Well respected, peaceful man who achieved so much alone and with your soul mate Rose. At each others side in your journey together. Rose feared parting and the journey to higher places without you. You now join her once again. I can hear her now, "Come here lad" as she reaches out to you to greet you. Her Norm is at her side. It's been a long time apart. You were suffering but remained strong. You had us believe that you would be here until you were 102. You gave it a good go. Even up until your final days, you were bright, had, your cheeky smile on show. Nurses have always spoken well of you. My favourite being that you are cute. I'm glad we got to sing happy birthday to you this year. Not that it was a happy one but I didn't want to break tradition. I didn't want to let you down. I act with you and Nain in mind at all times. To do the right thing and always have my manners. We brought Alex up the same way. With your guidance and advice we can't go. Far wrong. At first, I felt dementia was taking you away. You weren't 'you' anymore. Over time, I came to realise that it only enhanced your qualities as you gained confidence through what it was taking away. You remained that good, honest man you are. You had your manners. You were positive, keeping your sense of humour and brought the light through the darkness. Yes you had times you felt off, don't we all? You said more to me through your eyes and shown me love, strength, determination and even shown understanding in my joys and sadness. You were there, you've always been there. Now I can speak out to you everyday. You don't need to miss out in Alex growing up. I believe that you and Nain are together........