missing my grandmother and my friend

by Joe
(Toms River, NJ, USA)

I miss my grandmother. She was such a strong person and an independent spirit. She was widowed at a young age but still managed to raise 4 kids on her own. When my own mom was disabled, she also did a lot in raising me. It is through her that I learned the definition of a strong woman. I miss the times I would come home from school and see her or just talk about the day. I miss knowing that whenever I just wanted a friend she was always there for me. I remember knowing that whether it was early in the morning or the middle of the day, I always felt like the most important person in the world when I talked to her. And I knew she loved me unconditionally and was always happy to see me. I miss having someone like that it my life. I learned so many things about life from her. How to survive when things are difficult. And most of all how to be a strong person that others can depend on. There will always be a void in my life now that she has gone. But the effect she had on my life will always remain. And I hope that through me I can keep her memory alive and she can live on. I will never forget her and will always love her.

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Dec 29, 2011
Well Said
by: Nick A.

Very well said and nicely written. It is hard to describe how someone I only saw every couple of months could have a daily impact now that she isn't there and your words really described it perfectly. Just knowing she was always there and would be happy to see or talk to you was always nice and not having that anymore is difficult.

Dec 29, 2011
by: Emily

I'm sure your Grandma is really proud of you and what you have just said. I remember when my Grandma
who was My Mom's mom died, I remember feeling so heartbroken because I felt that I had lost one of my best friends and it still upsets me today. that will never change.
But one day I will be with her and my Grandad's again which keeps me holding on and you should do the same.
I was really close to my Nan and loosing her was the worst thing ever as I was close to her. A part of me is missing since she left :/ But I managed because of my family and their support and so will you, it has nearly been 6 years since I lost her but I managed to cope and so will you. She is not
gone and never will be <3

Dec 28, 2011
Thank you for that beautiful tribute
by: BarbaraF

SO well spoken, so heartfelt. It helped me remember my mother's amazing strength and to honor her memory by being strong myself.
Thank you.

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