A loving grandma

by Ashley
(Orlando,Florida, US)

02/12/14- My grandmother passed away in the hospital at age 75. She was sick for a few months because she was on dialysis, the last few weeks of her life she caught pneumonia. 2 days before her passing her heart stopped the medical team at the hospital revived her. Up to the day of her death she was on life support, coming in and out of consciousness. The doctors said her entire system shut down...I'm just thankful she was able to see the whole family in the last moments of her life.

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Apr 21, 2014
Thank you
by: Ashley

Thank you becky for your words of encouragement. I am also sorry for your loss.

Apr 15, 2014
A Grandmother's Love
by: Becky

Dear Ashley, I am so sorry for the loss of your Grandmother. There is no love like a grandmother's love. They love their grandchildren and their great grandchildren. I loss my Mother 8 months ago, and I cry for her every day. She was a grandmother & a great grandmother, and she was so crazy about her great grandchildren. My daughter was pregnant with the first little girl to be in our family. The rest of the grandchildren are all boys. My Mother was so excited & couldn't wait for her to get her. My Mother died, unexpected death, 6 weeks before Isabelle got her. MY Mother had leukemia, and she died from complications caused from the leukemia. All she would say is "I hope the Lord lets me live long enough to hold Isabelle." She would light up and perk up every time she saw her great-grandboys. Your grandmother knows how much you love her, and she will always be in your heart. You were blessed to have such a sweet grandmother that loved you & her great-grandchildren so much. When I get really depressed missing my Mother, I try to take a minute to tell myself, she is not dead that she is alive & well in heaven. That she is with other family members, and that she is so very happy, and that she would not want to come back to this place. She is young & beautiful and walking on streets of gold. My little dog that I loved like a child died 2 1/2 years ago, I also think of my Mother with him. She has a piece of my heart with her in heaven, it gives me comfort.
I found a website - www.findagrave.com that allows you to post pictures and leave flowers for your love ones. When I typed in the cemetery that my mother is buried in and her name, the newspaper article about her funeral and a picture of the cemetery came up. Anyone could see this, and it didn't have her picture or any flowers, so I added some. I also wrote a poem for my Mother, "A Place I Can Not See", all of this has helped me with my grieving. I seek God's word for comfort too. I am still trying to find ways to handle my grief. I do know that it takes time, and I have been told that I will always miss her. I am a grandmother, and I know how much grandmothers love their grandchildren. Take comfort in knowing that your grandmother loved you very much, and you had a special bond that will last forever. I will be praying for you to have comfort, peace, and to be blessed with friends & family who understand and that will be there for you. I know that you need all this to heal.

Apr 13, 2014
Continued...........
by: Ashley

I realized it is really hard to move forward. i find myself crying everyday, because I miss her presents. I use to talk to her every weekend and just catch up about life. My 4 year old kind of understands what happened, but again he is only four. The only thing i really wish is that my children got a chance to really know her. She was the glue to our family. She was sleep when I arrived to hospital with my children, but when she heard me in the room she opened her eyes and look at me and her great grand kids. the thing that bothered me is that she knew she was going to die that day, because she was conscious. thankful she was very religious person so she already excepted it was her time to go.When we took her off life support I sang "amazing grace" for her, even though she was sleeping I know she heard my voice. She passed away about 1 1/2 hours after she was sleeping so it was a peaceful death. My father is struggling everyday with the loss of his mother, because she was his last living parent. My grandfather died in 2002. I am just taking it day by day. The only thing that really bothers me is that the people who I thought would be here to support me weren't even around during my time of grief, so it is making the healing process a lot more harder. i really miss her so much, she had such a great heart and she dedicated her life in motivating and educating children. My grandmother was truly an angel on earth, so I have no doubt she is watching me from heaven. It is really hard for me to believe she is really gone. I am thankful to have known such a loving grandmother.

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