I’m Sorry

11 years ago today, I woke up to a scream. It was my older sister’s scream. My eyes opened suddenly and I saw flashing lights outside my window. It was still dark. I looked out my window. They were next door. At my grandparents’ house. I think I knew then. But I went to the living room and my mom confirmed. My Grandpa had passed away, cancer. 

This year I seem to be having a harder time with it than in previous years. I think I know why. 

I’m starting to forget him. And I’m so mad at myself for it. I don’t even want to admit that. 

My last few memories of him were when he was sick or he was angry. I have a few happy memories but there’s only so much I can remember from before age 9. 

He was with my Grandma for over 50 years. That’s quite an accomplishment. I can only hope that I will be that lucky. 

I miss my Grandpa. 


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