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Someone is Watching Over Me

By Rhian Williams
Autumn 2007, Wrexham
A digital story from Yale College

"Ever since I was little me and my Granddad have been close. Unfortunately not long ago he became a very ill man but, although he was very ill, he was the strongest man I knew. He had struggled through a heart transplant and lung cancer, each time coming out stronger than ever.

Last November he developed a nasty cold and when he was admitted to hospital I remember thinking there's no need to worry, he's going to be fine. He always is, Granddad always gets better. But then it turned nasty, to pneumonia. Granddad suffered, gradually getting worse until he passed away on the 2nd January 2006. It was hard to get over such a big loss but I had to concentrate as I had my GCSEs later that year and Granddad has always pushed me to do my best in school. Thankfully I did well and wished he could have been with me to celebrate.

However, the following Christmas I lay restless in bed and that's when Granddad came to visit me. There he was standing at the bottom of my bed saying, "Congratulations on your exam results. I'm just sorry I wasn't there to congratulate you." This visit meant the world to me and my family and now I can be sure he's always there when I need someone watching over me. I just hope he pays another visit soon."

Your comments

"My Dear Dad died in May this year, He was only ill a short time (7 months) None of us really knew just how ill he was. He was the most kindest loving dad to us all, and we miss him loads. I am just hoping my dad can find a way to let us know he is still ok, and happy. I so much want to see him again, this has given me hope." Bev Ashford, Kent, Sept 2008.

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