My Grandpa

by Jeff
(Alexandria, Ky)

I was very neglectful of my grandparents when i got older. I am 23 now and i can just look back in time and remember spending every moment with my grandparents. He passed away from a stroke at 82, 2011.

After my grandfathers death i thought i would reconnect with my grandma, however it still has not happened. we only live 1 hour apart so i don't know why i don't reach out to her. I feel awkward, i wasn't there before and now im coming back around after a death? I feel like they will think that i am just trying to butter her up for a nice inheritance when she passes on. Not the case. not saying it wouldn't be nice but again not the case. I love them dearly. My grandpa always used to take my fishing. I always used to cook with my Grandma. we had the strongest bond between a grandma and grandson. i love them both so much and wish i could reach out and tell them both.
I love you grandma. im sorry that grandpa has died. im sorry that i was neglectful over the years. Please forgive me for all wrongs i have done. I will soon make it better. I Promise.

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Feb 23, 2013
by: Anonymous

Grandad from the moment i seen you to the moment you left i adored every single thing about you theres no words to describe how much i miss you and the things i would do to bring you home . I was so young to understand what you were going through you was such a strong man and ive got to know alot about you over the past nine years since youve been gone the whole family have been upside down everyone missis you it breaks my heart to know that iam not going to see you again oh how i wish there was a phone so i could ring you . You have a lovely great granddaughter now shes will grow to know you just like i did iam so upset that you never got to meet her but she will see pictures and she will think of you like i do i hope you had a lovely christmas and are keeping warm on these cold nights iloveyou with all my heart forever in me<3

Jul 18, 2012
My Grandpa
by: Dee U.K.

Jeff Please FOCUS. You developed a strong bond with your grandparents. You did cooking with Grandma. YOU FORGED A BOND. That bond will never break. It was established long ago. There was a break in your relationship when you went off and enjoyed some life. THIS IS NORMAL. Oh so your grandfather has passed away. You want to come back but afraid of what people will think.
Your last paragraph of your post is PERFECT. Grandma I am sorry that I was not here to tell grandpa how special he was in my life and I neglected our relationship. I have done the same to you. "Could you forgive me" Could I try again so I don't have to live with the regret that I was not able to spend more time with my grandfather? I just thought you would be here forever and I could catch up later. I didn't get the chance and I don't want this to happen to us.
Your grandmother will embrace you and be as loving as she can be. She won't be thinking what you say that you have only come back for an inheritance. You may have to just take a risk otherwise you will never know. And you may miss out on a rich relationship that you will carry memories around forever.

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