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Comment by jeanne on December 16, 2012 at 1:49pm

TammyDHU,
I am sorry for your loss.  I am so glad you loved her so much! Because she lives on in your heart and through your example, she will be remembered as long as you pass down the memories and teachings that she passed down to you. 

Comment by TammyDHU on December 15, 2012 at 3:21pm

Gramma. My poor old, dearest Gramma Alice...such a strong woman, never-failing willpower to get a ton of things done in a day's time, a faithful believer in God, a teacher, mother of five children, she ruled her household with bravery from a young child until she was old.  Thoughts of her come back to me often during the day.  She taught me so much in life:  how to stay strong and committed to my ventures, how to go on even in the face of bad times.  She even outsmarted the esophagal cancer and Alzheimers she was suffering from for a length of time.  She had love in her heart for all people, working endlessly to do things for even people she did not know.  The horror of her summertime death will always be a shadow for me on everything I do, but the knowledge that she is finally now where she wanted to be, and where she belongs.  She is with her dear husband, Grandpa Clarence, and I feel she lovingly looks down at me while I stagger on in my own journey to become a wise, loving person.  God speed, little Gramma!!!  I loved her terribly...

-T.

Comment by jeanne on November 28, 2012 at 12:05am

My grandfather would have been 82 this past weekend and I was thinking about him...I wish we would have made up earlier in life.  I could never get too close to him after our rough relationship in the past - about 13 years ago he was party to some occurrences that put me apart from and distrustful of him.  We were distant, and a about 6 years ago I could have a decent conversation with him...a year before he died he actually told me he loved me...he died 2 years ago on his birthday after a long string of ailments and illnesses with much suffering...I helped care for him.  I miss him and wish we could have been close long before he was sick...  I have no solid regrets, but I often wonder what it would have been like to be close with this grandfather.  My other grandfather is still living and lives far away and we have always been close, even though we are distant.  I thank God we were at peace several years before his passing.  I thank God often for that. 

Comment by Samantha Jo Reed on November 4, 2012 at 2:08am

He everyone im here because I lost my grandpa to alzheimer's 5yrs ago. It still hurts to this day. I miss him very much and wish he was still here with me. My birthday is oct. 30 so it just passed and I turned 21. I realy wanted him here to celabrat with me.

The day he passed away I was in the room with him and I still get nightmares of that day. It was the worst day of my life. I miss him so much. :(

Comment by Ashley Hudson on July 31, 2011 at 12:05am

I lost my paternal grandfather in 2001 and I lost my maternal grandmother Aug. 2009. I loved both of them dearly. However, my Madear, she was my buddy :) My mom said I act so much like her its a shame. She developed Alzheimer some time after suffering three strokes.

I had always said I wanted her to know my children. She had a chance to really know my oldest two and when she died I thought well at least she knew my babies. Then I was surprised with a third child that is so weird, looks just like her but she hasn't met yet.

I say yet because even though it does hurt to think that I can't go visit Madear, I try to keep in mind things that I learn from bible study.

 

I have been studying the bible for awhile and there are two verses that I have learned to lean on when I lose people close to me.

 

John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:3,4

They help me know that yea I don't have Madear or  any friends and family that I have lost now, but God promises he will bring back those in his memory back to life here on earth when they won't have to suffer like they once did.

 

If anyone is having a hard time coping, try to look at those verses. They really help me.

Take care all.

Comment by Tisha on July 17, 2011 at 10:34pm
I lost my grandmother this year in march 1st and she past away a day before my birthday it was hard when she past away I stayed in bed that whole week my aunt had to make me get out of bed. My grandmother and I was closer she rise me and we did everything together.
Comment by Brittany Stevenson on June 1, 2011 at 4:57pm
mt great grandmother passed away on May 10, 2011 she was 84 years old and i am just now starting to realize that she is gone. i miss her dearly. i have a lot of emotional issues to boot. she helped me out of a lot of things. and she isnt here anymore. i feel lost. and scared. this is all so fast. i feel like everything has hit me in the face at once. i dont know which emotion to display first...i feel horrible and guilty because i wasn't there with her when she passed. im just a girl thats transitioning into a woman and i need her help. i feel guilty for saying i need her. anyways just wanted to post a bit of my story. thanks for listening...
Comment by nikki berwick on May 24, 2011 at 6:20pm
my grandad passed away in august 2010...i was with his when he passed.we were also very close .he was like my dad ,role model,my hero,best friend all roled in to one.i helped look after him for 7 months before he passed.i cannot get this image out my head either.i went to see him every day at the parlour.and held his hand and spoke to him till i could no longer....i see a grief counciler and try to stay stron for my kids,,it still hurts and i miss him like mad...
Comment by Robin on April 21, 2011 at 11:45am
My grandfather passed away on January 11, 2010 at the age of 91 from prostate cancer. He & I were very close since he raised me from the time I was a baby. I was his caregiver 24/7. From the day my grandfather went into the hospital till the day he died I never left his side. I was there the day he passed & I can't get that image out of my head. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can get over his passing? It has been a year & half but for me it feels like only yesturday he passed away.
Comment by elaine matthews on December 1, 2010 at 4:41pm
My grandmother Mary Jane Hilton Jordan passed away on 0ct. 18,2010.Words can't describe how much i miss her, but if u know her you sure will know why I do.For some reason i know death has to hit us all at some point of time but for some odd reason i dn't know why but i never thought she would die. Many loved ones have gone before her that I loved to but this death seems much different.She was 79yrs old. My family was planning a surprised b day dinner with all her 7kids a month before her passing i guess she suprised us.She lived a wonderful life even thou i'm only 30 yrs old i caN tell by all the nice thing everyone had to say about her and how many came to the homegoing celebration for her.I love her so much and i know she loved me to. Some days are better then others but the good thing i look forward to and to keep me from crying is to know i will see her again!
 

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