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My Grandpa


The Sad Day

By: Jordyn Harsevoort

It was a dark gloomy night at our house on Sunday.  It was 5:00 p.m., and we were all hurrying to get ready for church.  Then we got a phone call.  The call was about my grandpa in the hospital,  this would be the night we were going to skip our evening church service.  I knew there was a reason for skipping church.  The reason was that my grandpa had cancer and was in the hospital.  I knew that, but the one thing I didn’t know was that he wasn’t breathing well.


It was a long trip to the hospital, but when we got there we went to his room.  It was nice.  It had two chairs, a couch, two T.V.’s, and a big table.  My grandma was praying and so was I.


After about three hours we had to go home because it was getting late.  We all had a good night sleep,  but in the morning my dad came up to our room crying with bad news.  My grandpa died.


My eyes were tearing up.  My heart sank and pounded.  I closed my eyes and said, “It isn’t real.”

“It is real,” my dad said.

I started remembering all the good times I had with him.  I didn’t want to go to school.  I layed back down, threw my head under the covers, and started to cry.


Later in the afternoon, after I had been crying a lot at school, we went to my grandma’s house.  She was crying really hard, which made our family cry.  We talked with her and comforted her.  Then we left that night.  I had a bad night’s sleep.


On the funeral day this is what it was like.  We got there and sat down with our grandma and cousins.  We sang songs, and because my grandpa was a fire fighter there were fire fighters there.  They sounded an alarm which meant he was not a fire fighter anymore.  I thought it was really sad because I was sad.  By the end we had all cried.  On our way walking out I turned my face so no one would see me crying.  I felt like a baby crying, but at least I had a reason. I would miss him. I tried to remember all the good times I had with him.


Revelation 21:1 says, “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away and there was no longer any sea.”


Revelation 21:4 says, “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”


I would never forget how he used to play marbles and be so intense during the game. Every chance he  got to would plunk you off the marble board.  I will never forget swimming in their pool with him and getting dirty in the garden.  But now he is  in heaven. He was a Christian, so he has no more pain and no more sorrow.

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