It’s been a time that my family has been dreading, my grandparents have gotten to the age where they are starting to pass away and it’s happened closer together than I expected. My grandfather on my dad’s side passed away last August and my grandmother on my mom’s side just left us a little over a month ago. My grandmother had just turned 80 not long before she passed away and I know her loss is one we’ll always feel in our hearts. As the first holiday without her is coming up in Easter, I felt the need to share this.
When I was 3 years old and my parents got divorced, we moved in with my mom’s parents and would live there primarily for the next 7-8 years until my mother was stable enough for us to actually live with her again. Without them taking care of the 3 of us, me and my siblings, I don’t know where we would have been. I’m forever grateful for what the two of them did for me and am only now realizing just how much they sacrificed for the 3 of us. My oldest sister has lived with them ever since I was 3 since her physical disability prevents her from working a job ever since she was 21 years old when she got injured.
To my grandmother, thank you for everything you did for us. I’m glad you’re not in pain anymore, but it hurts knowing I never got the chance to tell you everything I wanted to. I don’t believe in religion so I don’t know if you can hear or see this, but if you can, just know that all of us appreciate you.
I hope you’re in peace and I know you’re no longer in pain anymore. We all miss you, especially our grandfather, but I know you’re in a better place now just by not being in physical pain.
I don’t know if we’ll see each other again, but thank you and rest easy.