(Closed) Well, I'm engaged, but it has been a horrible couple of days. – long

posted 5 years ago in Proposals
Post # 16
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Antique Rose Emporium

Even if you weren’t there with him physically when he passed I know he was thinking of you!! So just know you were still probably of some comfort to him, in his thoughts. It’s so hard. I’m the same age as you and haven’t dealt with as many deaths but each one is so hard. The pics with you in your dress are so precious! Your pawpaw is physically gone but your love for him lives on in your heart <3

Post # 17
104 posts
Blushing bee


ksn1219:  I just read your post and am so sad for you that I am actually crying at work. I had a similar situation with my sweet Grandma when I was away at school and was not able to make it to her in time to say “goodbye” and it still makes me sad to think about it. My heart is breaking for you right now. I hate that you are going through such a difficult time right now, but he looks like he is absolutely beaming with pride standing next to you in your wedding dress. What a gift that you were able to share that moment with him. You are so right that he felt secure in the fact that you are with your amazing fiancé. He is at peace now and I know that it doesn’t make things easier right now but he is celebrating with you in heaven. My deepest condolences to you during this very difficult time.

I can’t wait to see pictures of your ring 🙂  Congratulations on your engagement; may your future together be full of joy and happiness

Post # 19
3042 posts
Sugar bee

ksn1219:  your post just made me tear up at work.

i dont even know what to say. I just want tp give you a big hug.

You and Pawpaw look wonderful in that photo!!!!!! He looks really happy. 

I agree he felt like you were now going to be taken care of and have a new family around you so he could leave in peace.

I am so sorry for your loss. 

Post # 20
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

ksn1219:  I am so sorry for your loss. What a whirlwind.  But I think you and your loved ones are right, you may not have been able to tell him you were engaged, but he knew.  Find comfort in that he felt that you were in good hands with your new fiance.


Good vibes your way.  <3

Post # 21
577 posts
Busy bee

ksn1219:  I’m so sorry for your loss dear. That’s a really hard loss at what should be a really happy time. 

I’m glad he got to see you in your dress though, and he saw a glimpse into the wonderful life you and your fiance have ahead of you. 

Congratulations on the engagement love!

Post # 22
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

ksn1219:  just had myself a good little cry.


I am so happy you are looking on the bright side.  Your Fiance sounds wonderful and your grandfather sounds like the best person ever.  I cannot imagine losing so many family members so young.  You are a strong, brave girl.

Post # 23
11643 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

ksn1219:  aw, sweetie, you took such good care of him. you and your Fiance are obviously cut from the same cloth so you will have a wonderful marriage. Your grandpa is so happy for you, so proud of you, and wouldn’t want you to feel bad. He knows you love him. You showed him that every day.

i loved my grandpa so much, too. Losing him was just such a huge loss. There is no comfort from that except that we are lucky to have had them and loved them. i hope your heart feels better soon.

Hugs to you. 

Post # 24
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

PS – please tell mme your friend who made and then unmade you Maid/Matron of Honor at least contacted you to see how you are.  I read your threads and I amm hoping she isn’t THIS self absorbed.

Post # 25
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I just love that pic of you and your grandfather!  Sorry for your loss and congratulations on your engagement. 

Post # 26
48 posts

Aww hun the end of your post made me happy that you sound so at peace with it all, like when you said he knows you’ll be taken care of 🙂 Just remind yourself of that when times get hard. Can’t begin to imagine how hard it’s been for you….but congratulations! They’ll always be with you and they will be with you when you walk down the aisle and when you start your own family. Be happy knowing they’re there.

p.s those photos are lovely and your grandfather looks very proud 🙂

Post # 27
560 posts
Busy bee

ksn1219:  I wish you the ability to remember only the healthy happy times, the ability to cope and the ability to find your smile every day. It sounds that what you had with your ‘Pawpaw’ was very special and very few people get to experience that with a grandparent, hold on to the blessings you have already received and prepare for the endless blessings still to come.

Post # 29
7683 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’m so choked up by your story, I don’t know what to say, but I keep nodding “yes” to everything already said by PPs.  All of your loved ones are looking down on you with happiness and pride.  Hugs. 

Post # 30
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

This whole story is so bittersweet- know my thoughts are with you! And of course, congratulations! Those pictures with your grandpa are incredibly special and I think it was a great idea to have them taken. You can definitely see how proud & happy he is in those photos! 

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