He used to carry me on his shoulders and sing me to sleep
He never pressured me to get married like anyone else in his position would
Instead, he spoke with sparkling eyes when he called me a wise grown up woman
He always gave me the best, and supported my decisions

He would teach me to work hard towards my dreams, and to be kind to those around me

Sometimes I feel like I have failed him, but he never stopped believing in me

I can only promise him, that I will try to follow his example: to be a good and hardworking person
Because that’s the only way I can honour him with the respect that he deserves

One year ago today, my heart broke into such pieces I could no longer put back together
But it taught me that life is too short not to truly live it

Very often, in the face of life and death, we figure out what we truly care about
In the pain of losing a loved one who loved me from the moment I was born, I realised there is nothing earthly that I really care about
So I might as well dedicate my life on this Earth to something bigger than me
Live every day until I die

He too was a person full of life
Curious about the world outside of his comfort-zone
He had a zest for traveling, and an indefatigable ability to learn
Most of all, he was always there for his family and friends

He was a good man
I am blessed to have had him as my Grandfather

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