An Open Letter To My Grandpa In Heaven
Start writing a post

An Open Letter To My Grandpa In Heaven

If Heaven wasn't so far away, I'd be there every day.

An Open Letter To My Grandpa In Heaven
Nikki Wright

Dear Grandpa,

The first thing I want to say is that I miss you with all my heart, forever and always. I never stop thinking about you or the memories we had made.

They say that the loss of a loved one often changes someone's life. I'd like to agree.

I hate that I had to lose you at such a young age. I am old enough to remember your smell, and remember how contagious your laugh was; that always made us think you were up to something suspicious. But I was too young for you to get to know the real me. I'm still trying to figure that out who that is.

I wish you could have been at my college graduation. I know that you would be cheering louder than anyone when they called my name to walk across the stage and receive my diploma. But I know you'll be watching from up above with all of my other past relatives cheering me on, as I continue on this journey.

I wish that you would be there when I say "I Do" at my wedding ceremony some day. I wish that you could meet my future husband and approve of him (it would mean a lot coming from you because you were so protective of me) and then maybe scare him a little. I wish you could be sitting in the church as I give my vows and promise to love my future husband as deeply as you loved me and our entire family.

I wish that you were around to hear that we still talk about you. We all still laugh about stories from vacations and how you would get mad if someone took your seat at the dinner table on Christmas.I wish you could hear us all trying to impersonate the way you laugh or how sarcastic you liked to be. I wish I could hug you one last time because you gave the warmest hugs every time I every need a pick-me-up or just because hugs are better than words.

I wish I took more pictures with you. I wish smartphones were a thing when you were still here, so I could have had videos of your voice with me always. I barely have any pictures with you and now it's too late and i regret it. But i will always cherish the one that we have together.

I want you to know that I miss you so much and I wish you could be around to see the woman I became. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. I wish heaven had visiting hours. I miss you so much, but I know you would be proud of me.

If Heaven wasn't so far away I'd be there everyday.

I love you so much, Grandpa.


Your Granddaughter

Report this Content
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments