(Closed) grandpa passed away… a lesson on marriage and love

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Post # 3
387 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014


Post # 4
174 posts
Blushing bee

I just wanted to say that this post really touched me and made me tear up. I lost my grandpa this past March and miss him so, so much. I also got to the hospital before he died and I can’t even describe being there with the rest of my family, including my grandma, and watching him pass. It is something I’ll never forget and something that makes me cry every time I think about it. He and my grandma were together 65 years. I can’t imagine what she was going through at that moment. Thank you for sharing your and I’m so sorry for your loss. 

Post # 6
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@sherryberry:  Oh my gosh sweetie. Your story brought back all of my feelings and emotions from when we lost my grandfather.  Both of my grandparents were at an Assisted Care home at that point, and when he started to take a turn for the worse, he went into the hospital across the street.  When he passed away, my mother had to walk across the street and tell her mom the news.  Watching all of that go down was truly one of the most heartbreaking things I have ever watched in my life. I remember running out of the room because I couldn’t take it anymore!

All of the best from our family to yours during these times but I totally agree – what a great lesson on love!

Post # 8
496 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@sherryberry:  Thank you for sharing! I thought before I opened this post that it’ll make me cry; I opened it anyway. I’m now biting back the tears at how beautiful and heartbreaking your story is. 

I’m so sorry for you and your family’s loss, it sounds like your grandpa was a very loving and special person. 


Post # 9
1543 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m so sorry for your loss! And yes you made me cry too.

My grandpa died when i was still pretty young (12ish i think).

They lived an hour away and my grandpa had cancer and was in the hospital for a bit and my parents had taken me and my sisters to the hospital to say goodbye because they were sure he wouldn’t make it. I wasn’t there but my sister always tells me how he took her hand and said “it goes too fast” (talking about life)  and then a few days later they took him home because my grandma didn’t want him to die in a hospital bed. And as my grandma used to tell the story… He was holding on so long for me. He needed my permission to go. She told him he didn’t have to hold on just for her and that she would be okay and she’d see him later in heaven. She held his hand as he stopped fighting and breathed his last breath in his own bed. 

I was home with my dad when we got the call that his father just died. I’ve never seen that man break down like that before in my life. He hugged me so tight and just said “that was my daddy”

Post # 11
1643 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@sherryberry:  thank you for sharing your story. Grandparent marriage really does need to be recreated. They all work(ed) so hard to make it work, and we should really mirror our grandparents in ALL we do, wether it is in love, in work, in home keeping or in spirit. They are an inspiration. And I hope one day, I and my marriage will be as strong

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