I miss you so much now, though in ways it seems I’ve missed you for so long. Due to your disease for the past many years you could not speak, and could hardly move… And yet now I find myself struggling with the reality that you’re really gone… I’ve had it stuck in my head that you’d always be there… Because ever since I was a kid, you always were. No words can come even close to begin to fathom the amount of mixed emotion I am feeling right now… No expressions could bring a glimpse of an accurate picture from the depths of sadness that I feel has washed over me… But even if it could, even with that amount of expression, it wouldn’t come close to shedding light on what you have done for this world and its people, let alone your own family… You had provided everything you could and had given your all… In return we received what now seem like miracles. It is true the world should stop for more than a moment in grievance of its loss of you. Only to rejoice moments later that you are in a better place with our Heavenly Father. As my father stated before me, it is time to let go of our selfish needs for you to remain in this place. And let you be free to roam in heaven. Now surely taking apart everything in the next world to see how it works, just as you had done in this one. I don’t know if anything breaks and needs fixing in heaven… But if anything did, I know it doesn’t now. Thank you so much for all you have given this world, Grandfather. You were an inspiration to me as well as to countless others. We could never thank you enough, or adequately express our gratitude towards you. If anyone deserves to be up there it is you. Rest in peace Papaw, and I’ll see you on the other side.
Love always, your grandson,
Christopher James Sullivan
R.I.P. - James Francis Sullivan
(April 24th 1940 - March 18th 2013)