I think it is about someone’s grandfather going to a far away place and the miss him.
I didn't think he would die
There isn't a day I don't think about you.
She misses her grandfather, and she wanted him to live another year. He was old and she thought he wouldn’t ever die. She cried but she wants him to come back. She hopes he is proud of her and that he is always in her heart.
You were so strong.
I miss you is a negative connotation. Crying is also a negative connotation.
I hope you're proud of me.
The author makes the character is very sad, which makes the reader sad. I am sad, but the poem gets happier and the attitude changes.
Even though I still cry, I know we are not apart.
When it says “There is not a day I don’t think of you” the mood changes to a happier mood. It is a shift because the beginning of the poem is very sad, and then after the poem says that it get a little bit happier.
To show that people will die at some point and that you need to be strong.
She misses him because of death, not because he is far away, but because he died and she wanted him to live another year.