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Latest Conversations: Sep 11, 2018
Started by Andrew Dulya Dec 17, 2015.
Started by natalie mcghee Apr 9, 2015.
Started by Lindsay Pollard Jun 27, 2012.
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.
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...
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.
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. :(
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.
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