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APAD March # 20 - Someone I miss

It was 10 years ago on this day that I lost my dad at a young age of 54 to a heart attack. No doubt he lived a full life on his terms, but 54 is still too young. There is a constant emptiness since that day, that cannot be filled by anyone else and not a day goes by without me thinking about him, more so now since I had my son in August 2012. I imagine the interactions they would have and how thrilled my dad would be. How he would dote over his grandson and spoil him rotten. It is the one regret that I have in my life that my son will not get to know his grandfather. In my own little way I tell him about his "nana-papa", show him photographs so that he can relate. And as time goes by, I see more and more of my dad in my son, from simple behaviours to how he looks at times. And that makes me feel that my dad is closer than I can ever imagine. One day when he is a little older and can understand, I will tell him all about his "nana-papa". Love you papa and miss you more than words can describe.



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  1. Pictures have a wonderful way of unfolding stories! Loved the pic. Understand your loss. Keep the wonderful memories alive.

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  2. Pooja, it's so nice that you're helping your son to get to know his grandfather even though he isn't around. As he grows, he'll admire his grandfather and feel a connection to him through you. That is a really sweet and happy picture - I'm sure it's one of your most treasured ones.

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  3. 54 is definitely too young and I truly am sorry for your loss. I love how you are keeping his memory alive for your son!

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