Post # 16
- 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
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 # 18
2YorkiesMama: That is so true. Everything you said. I feel so good about it since I’ve wrote this and recieved such amazing comments! Thank you!
magnoliabee: Aww don’t cry! Even I haven’t cried today lol surprisingly. It’s sad that I am so “accustomed” to death at this stage in life. And my fi. We’ve been through the death of our parents individually and then the death of his stepmom together 3 years ago and great grandma earlier this year. Now this, and hopefully his grandpa will hangon longer because we can’t go through losing both of our grandpas so close together. I’m so glad we had our moment with my dress and will always cherish that. I know that he knew he was leaving me in good hands. Thank you for the well wishes! When my ring finallyyyy gets ready I will post tons of pics. Pawpaw is being cremated and I’m having his ashes made into a stone and having a ring custom made for him. Now he will always be my rock, literally. I will also post pics of that!
Post # 19
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
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
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
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
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
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
I just love that pic of you and your grandfather! Sorry for your loss and congratulations on your engagement.
Post # 26
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
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 # 28
leisha606: Thank you. I still feel at peace about it all! Now hopefully his sisters and my crazy cousins will continue to make it peaceful and not cause any problems!!
andi_isit303: southsun: Thank you!!
Tinatiny1: That is so true! I can keep wishing I had him longer and wishing my parents had me younger (they were early-mid 30s and dated for 10 years before getting married) so that I could have had more time with them. I know that me and pawpaw are exactly the same in so many aspects and thats where I get my strength from!
tcgstar: Thank you!!
Sparkles30: Thank you! I’ve been telling myself that over and over again for the past week. I’m still holding up pretty well, which is surprising to me because I know how I was with my parents death. I know they are all looking down on us and beaming with joy!
Beedoglady: Thank you! That is so true because I definitely don’t have this bond with my other grandparents. We were each others world. We went through so much together. I know that I am lucky to have had him in my life because he taught me so much!
audrey_lane: Thank you!! And yes she did. I told her about it and then her and her mom proceeded to blow up my phone and be so concerned. I still find it fake at times but whatever. Now they understand everything I was going through and I hope they feel like jackasses. But she told me that I am still part of the wedding and was never not part of it, so I guess I’ll be standing up there in October with her.
Post # 29
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
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!