Post # 1
Do any of you feel a bit sad for missing relatives? I am VERY fortunate to have my parents, and FIs parents, with us, along with my paternal grandmother. However, I was very close to my mother’s parents. My maternal grandmother died when I was only 8 (please make sure you and your loved ones get colonscopies!) and my grandmother died 10 years ago. FI never met them, but they were my “American” grandparents (dad’s family is from another country). Something tonight made me think about my late maternal grandparents, and I became very emotional listening to some of the old big band songs my grandfather would play for us.
Anyone else get emotional about some of your family members not being around for your ceremoney? I feel a little silly, especially since my grandfather died when I was so young, but music memories don’t go away and I’m grateful to have been able to know him at all 🙂
Post # 3
My grandparents are getting really old (in their 80s, and it’s showing) and I worry/get really emotional over the idea that my grandpa in particular may not make it until my wedding day. My grandpa is really gruff on the outside, but he’s a big softy (and a total pushover for each and every one of his 8 granddaughters!!) on the inside. I get teary eyed just remembering his whisker kisses, his sly grin, and everything else about him. I can’t imagine how sad I’ll be when he does pass someday.
He’s not sick or anything, but is just … getting old. Joint problems, loss of hearing and taste, forgetful, sleeps a LOT (10 hours at night, a few hours of naps, falls asleep really easily).
Post # 4
My grandfather had a stroke a month or so ago, and I’m really worried he won’t be able to make it to our wedding (easter next year). It would be a 3 hr car drive for him, and two nights in a hotel or in our home, and he still needs a lot of care. But I love him and grew up with him and really want him to be there (our family is quite close-knit). I’m praying for him!
I’m so grateful that the rest of my family is around and will be able to be there, it means a lot to me.
Post # 5
My cousin had a very great way of honoring missing relatives from her ceremony even if they werent immediate family. she lit a candle at the front of the church and the pastor said for all our family who are here in our hearts