So today it has been 3 months since my grandpa, or as we all called him, pa, passed away. I’m not one to be sad or gloomy, but I just thought I’d take some time to remember pa today, just like I will remember him every 10th of every month.
Pa passed away this past December 10, 2010. It was really difficult for my family and myself to lose a close relative right before Christmas. It really put a damper I guess you could say, on the whole family around the holidays. Pa died from Stage 4 lung cancer and he had been diagnosed 2 years prior. Luckily, my family consists of many medical professionals like I said before and Pa was very well taken care of. My mom and my uncle even brought Pa into Boston usually 2-3 times a week for Chemo treatments at Beth Israel. That hospital is amazing and I know that they helped significantly with Pa. I don’t think Pa would have lived as long as he did with Stage 4 cancer without the help from Beth Israel.
I am a very spiritual person and I know that Pa is safe in Heaven. I know that he has successfully crossed over and he is resting peacefully. It still hurts, considering it has only been 3 months since his passing, but I remind myself it is a way of life. I know he died happy because he passed away peacefully in his sleep, holding my grandmothers hand.