As the years add up there is nothing to relieve the Pain of losing my Papa Ivan Sandyman NEMBHARD on 9th February 1980. After all these years the hurt is still strong even thou I know God Almighty was gracious in answering OUR Prayers to release You from the pains and sufferings You had born without complaint over the ensuing years. I can recall as if only yesterday the last time I walked into the room to see You before taking my Baby Son Valdin Legister for a walk and You was trying to talk to me, but by that time the speech had gone. On my return I walked into the room and discovered You had taken Your long earned rest and was at Peace with Your GOD. When I called my Mama she did not believe it at first because Your eyes were still opened, and You never had a last drink of water.
The family came together and did what WE had to do. During Your long sickness I questioned Your faith in a GOD who’d allow one of His own to suffer the way You did, and to burden my Mother with having to care for 2 bedridden LOVED ones at the same time. Now that I’ve matured with the years I have become more tolerant, understanding and knowledgable about the Human Lifecycle in general and as a whole process. I can understand more clearly how and why You managed to stick to Your Faith in the one True GOD who passeth all understanding and although I will never be able to be the Standard Bearer You were I work hard to emulate You in my daily life.
I am asssured that You are at a safer Place, and is My Guiding Star in times like now when am going through Trials and Tribulations that are at times too much for me to bear alone. I am counting on YOU to keep me from commiting any of the Follies that You withstood throughout Your life here on Earth. This period and time of the year is very difficult for ME and I asks that You continue to assist Me in getting over safe and sound. THANK You Papa You were One in a Million and safe in the arms of GOD!!!
So https://www.gov.uk/employment-tribunal-decisions-ms-m-myers-v-london-early-years-foundation-2300047-2016 on the date my father died 42 years ago.