My grandma

by amanda
(crossett, ar)

My grandmother was like my mom. She raised me since I was 6 months old. My mom said she cried for me and I cried for her. So let me stay with her and she raised me. She always the strong one and keeping the whole family in line and had lots of family get togethers. She never got sick. I was always the sick one. She was always taking care of me when I got sick in the hospital. When I got older I had kids and we visited her, of course life got busy so we didnt go over there much then we moved and got to see her less and less and before I knew it she was up in age. She started having medical problems and we finally found out she had liver cancer and she got a new one but it only lasted 7yrs. then it got ahold of her again and she passed away. I never thought she would ever die. Now on birthdays and the day she died and the day we buried her its still hard and its been 8yrs. I miss her so much.

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Jul 21, 2013
My grandma
by: Doreen U.K.

Amanda I am sorry for your loss of your grandma. Sadly life gets so busy for all of us that we lose contact with the ones we love and who matter in our world. Time fly's so fast and before we know it our loved one has gone home to God.
Your grandma sounds like a great person with values she gave you and with a warmth that made you feel secure. 8yrs. is a long time to still feel such grief, but I guess it depends on the bond you shared with your grandma. Sometimes the bond is so strong it can't be broken and will be painful forever.
I lost my husband to cancer 14 months ago and I feel it such a strain to keep on top of my grief when all I want to do is reach out and touch him forever. When we love someone so much we want to hold on to them forever and never let them go which is hard when we lose them because it happens all too fast. Often it feels as if our memories are not enough to hold onto. As we go on through life there will be times when we need our loved one near and they seem so far away out of reach then the reality of our loss resurrects itself and we feel our grief all over again. I know what you are saying and how you feel. I hope that your days get easier and that your pain of grief gets less as I hope this for all of us who are grieving.

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