(Closed) Missing late relatives not in your immediate family?

posted 9 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

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
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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

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