- 7 years ago
I mentioned not too long ago that I was starting to feel really stressed out between planning the wedding, finishing law school, buying a condo, renovating/moving, and working all at the same time. On top of this, my grandfather was diagnosed with cancer over the winter, and I was trying to spend as much time with him as possible.
Well, unfortunately my grandfather took a turn for the worst a few weeks ago. Last week, it seemed like everytime I saw him I figured he couldn’t possibly get any worse then he already was, but each day I came to visit, he was worse.
Sunday ended up being a really emotional day. Months ago, my sister had planned to throw me a bridal shower, and it was arranged in a party room where my grandparents live. At the time, my grandfather was still at home, and doing very well. We figured he’d make it to the wedding, let alone making it to the shower. My grandmother insisted that the shower go ahead as planned, despite the fact that my grandfather was in a hospise and not doing well. She knew he would want that, and she wanted some happy things in our lives. Luckily they decided to ruin the surprise of the shower and tell me about it – my mom was afraid I might start crying if a bunch of people jumped out at me during these stressful times!
So, I had an amazing shower. The food was outstanding and tons of ppl showed up. My dad was able to spend the time with my grandfather so he wouldn’t be alone.
Unfortunately, my grandfather passed away later in the evening on Sunday 🙁 I’m so sad that he is gone, but at this point I am just relieved that he’s not suffering anymore. Last night my grandma filled out her wedding RSVP card just for her, though we all know he’s going to be with us anyways on that day 🙁
Sorry for this long post – I just needed to let some of out out.