Yesterday afternoon, 3 days after his 81st birthday, my grandfather passed away. He was an amazing person and a superb grandfather. I loved him terribly so and will miss him beyond words can express. Unfortunately, I will not be able to fly home to NJ for the services. I currently have tickets to head there for mid-April, but to change or buy new tickets it would cost 2000-3000 dollars (for 2 tickets) and that was with the bereavement prices. And that is just not going to happen.
I know he would understand and that gives me comfort. The world is a little less beautiful without him. I didn't get to say goodbye, but I will just do it in my own way privately (and I guess a little with this blog post).