I am just home having sat with my wonderful, wonderful grandad as he peacefully slipped away. He was my last surviving older relative and thoroughly terrific person in every way. My Facebook is filled with people, young and old telling me how wonderful he was. He was a total inspiration and the kindest, most positive person. I feel very privileged to be able to call him mine. I now have to organise yet another funeral with my dsis. I'm not sure how I will ever manage to explain to my dd or my unborn child how fantastic their great grandfather was. He was a brave war veteran, amazing drummer, terrible joke- teller, biscuit eating, loving man and I miss him already. He had a fabulous life, which I am truly grateful for but will leave a gaping hole in my heart. I hope there is a heaven and that my mum, aunt and grandma were waiting for him with a cup of tea and a penguin biscuit.
Thank you. Even after the doctor had confirmed he had gone I kept hoping I'd see his chest move. It is odd how yesterday dd had the biggest tantrum about leaving at the end of visiting time. We have visited nearly every day and she has never been like that before. She was clinging onto doors and sobbing, wanting to go back. We had no idea that today was going to be his last day. However, it feels like dd did. His last word was her name and they utterly adored each other. Thank goodness I took photos of them together at every opportunity. I just know that work are going to be awkward as I will need to take Monday to mark the arrangements. I can only think as far as. The funeral at the moment. Sorting everything else will be horrific.
Hiya Drama. I've seen you on Lou's thread and haved admired the way that you cope with everything that life has thrown at you.You are such a good role model for your kids and once the initial shock of your berevement is over , you will instictively know what to tell them. If you don't mind I'll add an extra prayer to my nightly Rosary for your Grandad , you and your family . Mx.
Today has been really hard. I woke up to dd having lots of questions, most of which I struggled to answer. She is worried that now her ggf has gone to stay with her gran that her favourite auntie and I might have to go too. My aunt, as expected, is not coping at all. I've had to phone all the relatives and make sure she is eating. Her own children are not looking out for her, which is such a shame. I've had messages of support from all age groups and the local paper are writing an article on my wonderful grandad. I just can't believe he is really gone.
Thinking of you drama. What a sad loss for you and your family. Your DD is learning about love and loss through your response and you have shown her so much about through your relationship with this lovely man. Just get through each day to the funeral.