Dear pappou, I wonder what you are thinking of me now
Up in heaven almost three years
Up in heaven looking down on your only granddaughter
How often do you watch over me?
When I get those chills down my back
When I feel the wind pull my screen door as I am going into my house, I imagine you standing behind me
When I cry out loud when I am sad, do you hear me?
You must hear me
You must hear that I have been doing well in school
Trying to work to make you proud of me
Trying to get a college degree isn’t easy, pappou
Trying to balance life without you isn’t easy pappou
Trying to deal with every day stresses without hearing you laugh sometimes isn’t easy
Remembering that my stubborn personality must have come from you
But with that personality comes the big heart that we both have for others
Knowing that I miss you every day isn’t easy for me pappou
But I know you are always cheering me on from up in heaven
Cheering me and my family on
I know you must be proud of me
I know you must be proud of everyone
Because when you were alive you gave me so much
You made other people’s lives better
And now that you are gone and since you’ve been gone I still feel you watching me
And for that, I am grateful and I hope you know I miss you and love you.