Heavenly Birthday Wish

Happy Birthday PoppyThis is a very special and heartfelt post for me. Today will always be a day that I hold very near and dear to my heart! This would have been my beloved Grandfather’s 82nd birthday. My amazing and strong Grandfather was taken from this world on September 9, 2013 after he lost his fight with cancer. I will never forget the phone call I received from my Uncle notifying me that my Grandfather had moved onto the next world. This was the most traumatizing and horrific phone calls I have ever had. I thought that nothing would ever take my sweet Grandfather from me.

I always called my Grandfather Poppy. I cannot remember where it came from, but it stuck. I was the first-born Grandchild, so all the other Grandchildren also called him Poppy. Poppy always offered a positive view on anything and everything. When I told him that I had been diagnosed with MS, he told me to never allow it to get me down because I was stronger than that. He always assured me that I could fight this disease and that I could win because of who I am, his strong Granddaughter.guardian angel

Poppy has been gone from this world for almost 5 years, but I still feel his presence with me everyday. I believe that he is always watching over me and keeping me as safe as possible. He really was a remarkable man and I can only hope that I am making him proud now. I fight this illness with courage and hope for better times. Like him, I think I have a very kind and understanding heart. I have a desire to help others that are in need and encourage them as well. I believe that I get my positive and passionate personality from him. He had never met a stranger in his life, but embraced everyone with nothing but kindness and non-judgmental thoughts! I will always do my best to live by this same standard.  

I do not only think of my Poppy on his birthday, but he is in my mind and heart every day of my life! I feel so proud and honored that I had him as a role model in my life birthday in heavenbecause I do feel like that has made me a better person. I saw how he loved his family and treated everyone around him with nothing but respect. He was the type of man who did not know hate or see people for the color of their skin or their choice of religion, but for the person they were on the inside. I learned through this truly exceptional man the true meaning of respect, love, values, honesty and how you should treat others.  

As y’all can clearly see I held my Grandfather up on a pedestal. I will always treasure every moment I spent with him whether it was on the phone or in person because all of these times were a blessing that I will never forget. As I write this, I cry tears of a mixture of sadness that I am not able to carry on a conversation with him any longer but also joy that I was fortunate enough to have this man in my life. When I close my eyes I can still hear his very unique loving voice and see his beautiful face.

In my heart I do truly believe that I will see my Poppy again someday. I have alwaystil we meet again believed that we will be reunited with our loved ones again when we make it to the pearly gates of Heaven. Until the day I see him again, I will do my best to live my life the way that would make him proud of me.

Thank y’all for visiting my site today and joining me to wish my Poppy a very Happy Birthday in Heaven. Throughout his life he was a pro-golfer, so I hope on this day he is playing golf on the best course available in Heaven!

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Always, Alyssa

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41 thoughts on “Heavenly Birthday Wish

  1. As honoured as you were to have him as your role model to help make you the wonderful person you are today, I’m sure he was even more honoured to have you for a grandchild. I am sure he would be incredibly proud too of not just the person you’ve become, but of the great way you reach out to others on your blog too, for your spirit and compassion. Wishing your Poppy a Happy Birthday and sending hugs your way Alyssa. xx

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    • Thank you so much Caz! I do hope he is looking down at me and is proud of the woman I am and what I try to do with helping others! I appreciate your extremely kind comment and the birthday wish for my Poppy! I hope you are having a great day and thank you again for all of your support!!!

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  2. I had that special kind of relationship with my Nana so I understand exactly the mixture of emotions you feel, grateful yet so sad…I recently heard a nice sentence that I find helpful..”love them but let them go.” I hope it helps you Alyssa.

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    • Thank you so much for your comment! It is amazing how strong our connections can be. Our loved ones that passed made an incredible impact on our lives and it’s important to always remember what we learned from them. I appreciate you sharing this with me. I hope you have a wonderful weekend♡!

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  3. I know Poppy made an incredible impact in your life from the person you are to how you treat others. I know he is as proud of you today as he was the day you were born. You continue every day giving him reasons to smile. He sees your kindness and true genuine love for this world and most of all, your desire to make a positive difference in the lives of those you touch. Poppy is in heaven protecting and guiding you every day to be all you are meant to be. Poppy knows your strength and your will and believes you will always fight for what you believe and will never submit to defeat. Poppy is truly proud of the young lady you are and always will be. I Love You Alyssa!!

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