Superman Died.

by Lisa
(New Jersey )

I lost my beloved Poppy on November 1st, 2011. He was more than a grandpa to me, he was my teacher, my friend, my inspiration, my second father. Throughout my 24 years on this earth, he was constantly there for me. He believed in me even when I didn't believe in myself. He dried every tear and bandaged every wound. If I had a problem...he had the solution. I grew up with this false sense that he would always be here. After all, he was my Superman and superheroes don't die. 
But he had prostate cancer that inevitably took over his body and in the end there was nothing any of the doctors could do. I was broken hearted that morning he passed away, and 7 months later I'll still as devastated. For the first time I feel like an adult, but it's a sad conclusion. Losing a grandparent is different than other loses because you bid 'farewell' to your innocence. My sympathies are with all of you who are suffering this same kind of sorrow! 

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Jul 05, 2012
by: Anonymous

Dear Lisa:
I entered this site after my grandparents came to eat with my family this afternoon. Until today, I actually realized how old they are, I mean I started to think about it. My grandpa can barely walk standing straight and my grandma cant remember what she had for breakfast most of the days. The thought of losing them is devastating. Like you mentioned, it is hard to thing that they wont be there for you some day when they have been there all of your life until now, they represent somehow your childhood and yes, your innocence.

To be honest, I really don't know how I will deal with it, the idea of it has made me cry so much. I wonder how people go through this without being thorn apart. One day I told my grandma that I loved her so much and she hugged me back and held me so strong and the idea of not feeling her arms around me like she did that time is unbearable. That is how I found all these stories, asking google if its possible to find some comfort after the loss of a grandparent, and how people have managed to do so. It may sound silly but the idea kind of hit me and I guess is comforting to talk about it and know that what you are feeling is shared among other people. I am deeply sorry for your loss and really hope you find peace with every day that goes by.

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