Shadows exist because there is light

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Life is such a fragile thing.
It’s been a month since my grandpa passed away.
And during the service; the pastor said this profound statement: “Shadows only exist because there is light”

I’ve contemplated posting up actual proceedings during the funeral but have decided to put images that remind me of my grandpa instead. The bed he slept in, the chair where he drank his coffee every morning, the idiosyncrasies that made my grandpa, well, my grandpa.

Life is such a fragile thing.

  eulogy Shadows exist because there is light

For the funeral, I wrote an short eulogy for my grandpa.

“As you all know by now, my grandfather was a man with a generous spirit. He always thought about others before himself, especially when it came to family. His family meant everything to him. He was a man of few words; his actions reflected what an amazing man he was.

My grandfather loved Shortbread. I remember being in his office a few years ago and he said to me, “Can you get me some short bread?” My grandfather was the sort of man who never asked for anything unless he really wanted it, so I immediately agreed and got him some shortbread from the nearby supermarket. And so it became sort of a routine; every time I came back from Melbourne, I’d buy him a few boxes of shortbread, and within a few days he would have demolished them all.

Ah Kong, I’m back from Melbourne, and here’s a box of shortbread for you.
Every time I eat a piece of shortbread, I’ll remember you and give thanks.
For your life; for your big heart; for your amazing spirit.
I wish I had a chance to say goodbye.
Let’s not say goodbye; but let’s say see you later.’ “

  • molly

    this is to maintain my stalker ranking in your life, can’t be beaten.
    and i am so sorry that i was not there for you during this time with your grandpa’s passing as much as i would like to.ReplyCancel

  • admin

    Thank you Molly :)ReplyCancel

  • bro, you are a lot like your grandpa. Did you notice that? Proud of you bro! Love you man!ReplyCancel

  • cherie

    hugs. i will never forget that. there are shadows because there is light.ReplyCancel

  • Juni

    you made me cry =(ReplyCancel

  • I’m sure he would be very proud of you and what you have achieved, and would dearly miss the shortbread you bring him. My condolences to you and your family..

    P.S. Couldn’t help but notice the ACS fullscap paper..ReplyCancel

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