I never knew it was you. It was you, I spent all my time with when I was young. It was you whom I'm staring at right now. I never knew.
We were so close all my life. You helped raise me, until, Mommy said you had to leave for a while. You taught me how to fish and we used to go all the time.
And when I came over you'd spoil me to bits, us eating cookies and drinking pop.
I remember Mommy said you had to leave for a while at the place with all the white beds and all the people in white coats. I cried and hugged you until Mommy started to cry and pried my away.
I knew you'd be back but I wasn't sure for how long.
I remember going to see you in the dark building across town. You were laying in a box and when I got on my tiptoes to hold your hand and say bye-bye you were cold.
And when I said bye, and I love you. You didn't reply. I just thought you were sleeping. Then the older man wearing a black robe that looked like a dress started talking.
He did for a while, all about your life and family. He even said things about me and you. About how we were very close and how I'd miss you.
Then one day, me and Mommy went to see you again. But it was in a field of grass, that was fenced in. All there was in the field was a bunch of stone pads and marking on them.
I didn't see you though. Mommy cried and said you were here just hiding. And that you were happy to know we were there, and that you could see us, and would be helping us soon.
Mommy got up and went in the car. She said she'd be right back but I didn't see her for a long time.
I was laying on my back on the ground next to where Mommy said you were. And it felt like my whole body got really light, and everything got really bright. I rose up. And you were there.
I ran to you, but you didn't notice until you heard me.
"Grandpa!" I yelled as I ran towards you. You turned and once you saw me your face looked happy and you bent down and welcomed me with open arms. We hugged.
"What are you doing here you little scamp," you said laughing and rubbing my head lovingly.
"I don't know," I replied. "We came to see you at the place in the field but, Mommy left and accidentally forgot me." Your face got a little red and I could tell you were mad.
You breathed and let if flush over you.
"Well," you said. "How about we go have some fun and wait for your Mommy?" You asked with a smile.
"Yessss," I wailed excited to be able to hangout with you again. You held out your hand and I took it and we walked to a creek and fished, then had cookies and pop. We had the time of our lives.
But I never saw Mommy again.