by Marc G
I don't know exactly what to say, except that dealing with the loss of both grandmothers on both sides of the family is extremely overwhelming. My Nana (dad's stepmother), has been around for 23 years of my life. The week that Hurricane Sandy hit, she suffered a massive stroke and passed away on November 4th, 2012. Her burial was held on December 14th since we had to wait for her family from Florida to come up to CT. Meanwhile, my other Grandma (mom's mother), started hospice care in a nursing home around December 5th. She suffered from congested heart failure and End Stage Renal disease and passed away on December 28th (the day before my mom's birthday). Since she was being cremated like my Nana, her burial will be sometime next week. It is unbelievably hard to deal with the death of one grandmother, but to lose another in a 7 week period (especially since the passing of my Grandfather back in 2005), I have to learn and except how to deal with not having my Grandparents around anymore. The most important thing in all of our lives is family. I found great comfort being with them during this difficult loss. There is strength in those who suffer multiple losses, as we are more emotionally wise and appreciate things a little more than anyone else.