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Goodbye Grandad – Day 73

15 January 2011 One Comment

Wednesday 8th June 2005

Today was a very sad day for me, and all I wanted was to be back home with the family.

I managed to cancel my car insurance today, and it was another thing off my mind, thankfully. I spent some more time in the city, then came back to sit on the chair in the sunshine outside.

I received some news this evening from my family back home that shocked me. My Grandad had passed away.

I felt so helpless being on the other side of the world, and I just wanted to click my fingers and be back home with the family. I had no idea things were as bad as they were with him, and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I didn’t even get the chance to say goodbye.

I said goodbye to my Grandad this evening, and said sorry I wasn’t there. I hope he heard me.

One Comment »

  • Dadso said:

    Hi Dan.
    Not sure why, but I have never read this post yet. It’s a sad reminder that although Grandad had a bad turn at the end, it did all happen quite quickly. When we left him in the hospital we just did not expect that he wouldn’t make it through the night. Still, we’ve spoken about it a few times since, but I just wanted to re-assure you, that when you said goodbye to him, he would have heard you, and he loved the thought of you travelling in NZ, so don’t feel too bad that you weren’t there. Sometimes things turn out like this.

    I’m looking forward to reading your posts from Australia. Looks like you’re already having a nice time in Sydderney.



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