Longing for one more day


When we lose someone we love, it seems that time stands still.
What moves through us is a silence… a quiet sadness… A longing for one more day… one more word… one more touch…
We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived.
And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.
We will see you again some day, in a heavenly place where there is no parting.
A place where there are no words that mean good-bye.

Today, I buried my Grandad. This poem, or Irish funeral prayer that I found and instantly burst into tears when I read (still do every time I read it) was read out by the man who read the eulogy. I wouldn’t have been able to read it, but it was noted that I asked for it to be read.

Today, we buried one of life’s most beautiful people. One of the most kind hearted and loving people on this earth. A man who filled the lives of his entire family with love, joy and happiness. A man who filled my life with his cheeky grin, thick Irish accent and twinkling blue eyes.

He will be missed so much, every single day, but the incredibly beautiful and cherished memories we all made with him while he was with us will warm our hearts and dry our tears for years to come.

Rest in Peace Grandad! I will always love you!

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4 thoughts on “Longing for one more day

  1. Really sorry to hear about your grandad, it sounds like you have so many good memories of him and I hope they are able to bring you some comfort.

  2. He sounds like he was an amazing man who will live on in your hearts. My thoughts are with you…

  3. >>He will be missed so much, every single day, but the incredibly beautiful and cherished memories we all made with him while he was with us will warm our hearts and dry our tears for years to come.

    …that’s the part to hold on to; try not as much to mourn his passing, but rather celebrate what he brought to your lives.

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