Yesterday I spent with my Mom and we were going through my Dad’s email account to see if we had missed any messages from people who didn’t know that he had passed away back in June. I did find 4 people who were continuing to email him and probably wondering why he hadn’t been responding as he was an avid emailer, so I sent them a note to reach out and let them know what had happened.
In looking though the messages, I found one from July 6 from my 12 year old son to Pop Pop. I couldn’t believe my eyes…what in the world? My son knew Pop Pop had passed so why was he emailing him? Immediately I opened the email and read:
On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 7:08 AM, Pop Pop wrote:
Good luck today, Misifusa. (FYI: I was having surgery that day) Hope I have R**’s correct email address. Luv ya, Dad (He included a penguin video as he knew my son loved penguins ~ I’ve included a different one b/c the one he sent isn’t available anymore. My son R** & I picked this one for your enjoyment!)
My son R** doesn’t check his email often, so when he saw this email from Pop Pop to both of us, he replied on 7/6/21 to Pop Pop
You do have the right email. I remember memorial day buddy. Glad you’re in a better place now 🙂 Luv ya too, your grandson (R**)
My heart just broke open as I read it aloud to my Mom…we began crying and with every recounting of that moment, I burst into tears. I just can’t believe he wrote back to Pop Pop. So when I got home yesterday, I talked with him. I held him and told him how proud I was of him…how amazing I think he is and I asked him why he wrote back. Simply put, he said, “I figured Pop Pop could read it from Heaven.”
And it was then and there that we began such an interesting conversation about Pop Pop’s life after death. It seems that my son hears Pop Pop’s voice saying, “Hi Buddy” occasionally and while it doesn’t scare him, he thinks it’s a good sign that Pop Pop’s doing ok and so do I.