I Miss My Grandfather Who Passed Away

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    Life After Loss

    I recently loss my grandfather last week, he was like a dad to me and played a huge part in life. Years and years of guidence and wisdom that really helped me over the years and now its all gone. I miss him very much and I miss the way he would always be there for me. Life feels...
    LostMessages LostMessages
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Feb 15, 2012

    pizza date with my pops just like the old times

    after going home from school sigh..
    glyalshmli glyalshmli
    18-21, F
    Nov 1, 2014

    Beatles Dedication

    I lost my grandfather to lung cancer about 2 years ago. I try to think positively, and believe he is in a better place. He suffered from a stroke around 6 years before his death, and was unable to walk or speak. I wrote this poem for my speech at his funeral. I was 12 at the...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 21, 2013

    He Was The Only Daddy I Ever Knew-Granddaddy,

    my mother's father, was a big man, about 6’4” and sturdily built,and he was as black as night with thick glasses. No that's NOT being racist. He really did have very dark skin and never took offense when somebody called him black and nappy. He didn't take offense much in...
    ToBeDiskovered ToBeDiskovered
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 15, 2016

    I miss you mentor I really do.

    not a day goes by where I don't miss seeking your wisdom. you've trained me helped me when nobody else did and was there for me. you taught me all I know to which I teach others the skills and wisdom I've learned from you but. I'm not strong enough. I'm lost stuck in the path of...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    Jan 24, 2016

    One time when I was little he told me we

    couldn't go fishing today because it's raining, and that if we go the fish will get wet. -_- I totally accepted that without question. xD
    LittleSugarKitten LittleSugarKitten
    18-21, F
    Sep 17, 2015


    I still couldnt face myself. The day I didnt know that it would be the last day Ill ever see him again. It was 2010, on March possibly around 10-20. The fated day, where I was playing an online shooting game with my twin sister, only to be interrupted by my mother entering the...
    ZealInspireX ZealInspireX
    18-21, F
    Nov 30, 2013

    He died on December 18th

    and I still can't believe he's gone. I miss baking cakes and brownies and making breakfast with him. I miss seeing him and my grandma sitting out on the front porch. And now I only have one month to kick it with my Grandma before my aunt takes her to live with her. I can't...
    xoxShewillbeokay xoxShewillbeokay
    22-25, F
    Mar 1, 2014

    It’s been 3 years since you’ve left I still

    can’t believe you’re really gone. Last night you came to me in my dreams, the same exact night you left this world with a smile on your face. Your face was serene, your smile’s still the same and I saw it in your eyes behind your glasses, you were still smiling. You didn...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Feb 24, 2014

    It was 1st May, 2012.

    I remember the day. It was official holiday here because of a labor day. I couldn't able to meet my Grand father, prior to serious illness because of my exams and laziness and I will always blame myself for that!! . I was standing outside emergency room when he was living his...
    Usama92 Usama92
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 7, 2016

    Another Hug Is All I Need ...

    Another hug is all I need .. You left too soon .. You left me here .. Wishing for another chance and counting every tear .. You left too soon .. I never thought it'd end that fast .. I looked at your face that day .. But never though it'd be my last .. You left too soon .. And I...
    Hope1001 Hope1001
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2013

    i sat outside for a little bit today to have a

    cigarette. it was the same place that i sat the night i took my grandfather to the hospital, after an argument of him not wanting to go. it was the same place where he and i had our first real conversation in years. it was the same place where he would sit every day, just the...
    nadialje nadialje
    26-30, F
    Mar 13, 2015

    my grandad served in the Korean

    and Vietnam wars,its sad knowing he is gone and I only saw him once before he died
    jacob33200 jacob33200
    18-21, M
    Sep 17, 2015

    not a day goes by that we don't miss our

    grandfather. sometimes my sister weeps at his loss although it's been years since his death the anniversary is next month. sometimes it saddens me that he is not here with us now. he was the one who taught me all I know. he was always there for me. as a boy he would always tell...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    Sep 18, 2015

    i think everything would be different

    if he was still here. i always think about you pops.
    Aeril Aeril
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 27, 2016

    Recent Loss

    My Grandpa was 79 years old when he died March 18th 2012, five months away from his 80th birthday. He underwent quintuple bypass surgery, he came thru just fine. Two weeks later he was still recovering in the hospital from insufficient kidney function, the dye from the angiogram...
    R1pp3r23 R1pp3r23
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 25, 2012

    My great-grandfather passed away three years

    ago. He was a wonderful man who spent much of his life in the Royal Navy and saw so much of the world. He saw active service against the Germans, Japanese and Italians during WWII but never harboured any resentment or ill feelings and didn't mind a bit when I introduced him to...
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan
    31-35, M
    Apr 8, 2015

    I came to visit today

    but you were not here. Will I ever get used to not having you around? Daddy Jack you would be proud I am continuing your research on our family tree. You would not believe the connections I have made and the interesting facts I have discovered. It is so interesting... Thank you...
    BlueRose601 BlueRose601
    36-40, F
    Jan 24, 2014

    Dad Passed

    I shared this back in February.  For those of you who missed it.  I thought it might help with the pain.  There are a lot of us out there who are feeling it. I'm feeling sad this evening. Tomorrow is the first anniversary of my father's death. It wasn't unexpected...
    BlondeTexan BlondeTexan
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Mar 31, 2008

    My Grandfather

    My grandfather was a great man who i miss dearly. Although he died back in 2002, he still impacts my life. When he was sick in the hospital with whatever he had, we still don't know for sure what he had initially but we know he died o sepsis, He told everything was going to be OK...
    Tinkerbell27 Tinkerbell27
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2009

    I still have two voicemails from him

    and I listened to them and omg I miss him sooooo much
    relapsing14 relapsing14
    18-21, F
    Apr 18, 2015

    My grandfather was the most decent man I ever

    knew. I'm sitting here tonight thinking about him and I realized how much I am like him, but in some ways I'll never be. He was the one who always understood me. I had this out of two family members and they've both died, which leaves me feeling lost in the family that should...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 16, 2015

    Your Little Buddy Forever..

    I was 11 when I got the news, my grandfather, my best friend, was going in to have massive heart surgery. I was shaken. It did not sound good. They had to replace the main heart valve, drain his lungs and cut a sack around his heart off. He was in surgery for hours. It felt like...
    battlewounds battlewounds
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 6, 2013

    This Video

    This video made me cry uncontrollably. I may not have lost my father like her but I did loose who I believed to be my father. The guy I wanted to walk me down the isle when if I get married. This really hit a nerve because it made me think of what it will be like if not worse. I...
    battlewounds battlewounds
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2013

    The summer he died (massive heart attack),

    before it was even into summer, I told him we should go fishing and we never went because he died. I wish I was there with him at least if I couldn't have saved him. I'm glad I spent his last day with him at the grocery store. He behaved like he knee he was going to die that day...
    FutureVet2014 FutureVet2014
    18-21, F
    Jul 25, 2015

    Six Years Later...

    My grandfather raised me from the time I was born until he passed away when I was sixteen. I have recently contemplated taking his last name actually since he was more of a father to me than my own father was. I miss him a lot, especially around the holidays and family events...
    philosophicmyth philosophicmyth
    26-30, F
    Aug 30, 2010

    I'm dedicating this to my beloved grandfather

    who everyone called Papi. He will be dearly missed and I know he's with his momma and doesn't have to suffer anymore. R.I.P. Papi.....I love you and miss you!
    drama16queen1997 drama16queen1997
    Aug 1, 2014

    Visited him today its been awhile

    since he passed. he wasn't just my grandfather he was my mentor and the wisest person i knew . he taught me all the skills i would need to raise my now current family and to always hold our families name high and true. it was he where my good nature and drive to help people came...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 15, 2016

    I Miss Gramps

    It's been 10 year next month that my Grandpa passed away. He was the closest person I had on this earth until alzheimers took his life away from him. Him and my Grandma had 9 kids, back when it wasn't that odd to have a big family and try to support them all. I can remember...
    gramps339 gramps339
    1 Response Sep 24, 2011

    My grandfather passed away today.

    I don't know what to do now.
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2016

    I do. I called him Dadcu.

    He was a stationmaster. And he used to take me to work with him in the school holidays. I can remember him holding my hand. Work meant riding on coal trains and visiting signal boxes. And paying gangers who trashed the grass that grew by the line.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 24, 2016

    I think about you everyday .

    I miss you so much . I wish you were here to see me grow up & to see me graduate this year . You were my bestfriend , when we used to go to the corner for breakfast & id always get chilli & i always used to steal your jelly beans , i wish you were her so we could still do that...
    branndylynnxo branndylynnxo
    18-21, F
    Aug 20, 2014

    Barely knew one Family secret kept from me

    But he found me So we had weeks together And me misses what me met
    OddButResilient OddButResilient
    46-50, M
    Feb 10, 2016

    even tho I was 3 when he passed I still

    remember him holding me and i still have an image of him R.I.P grand dad
    yrnjojo yrnjojo
    18-21, M
    Jan 20, 2015

    he was the one who raised me

    and the one i always looked up to and a very good example of a truly good man,he's always been my role model and i'm still working on being as good as he was. I never really cared much for my own father because he wasn't really living up to his title as a father and never cared...
    sabbracaddabraa sabbracaddabraa
    22-25, M
    May 26, 2015

    My grandpa was my role model.

    He passed away about 2 years ago. He and I were very similar in our love for jokes! He and my grandma showed me what true love looks like. They taught me that it may not be always pretty but it doesn't matter. My grandpa taught me that I need to find someone who make me happy...
    Schmeissner07 Schmeissner07
    18-21, F
    Sep 21, 2015

    I didn't even get to know him on a personal

    level. But he was always really nice to my brother and I. My mother cared for him deeply and talks so fond of him. Everyone talks so fond of him and how much of a great father he was. He is the only death I have mourned in my family to this date.
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 11, 2015

    The First Man I Ever Loved!

      My grandma and grandpa raised me from a baby. The loss was terrible.   January 23, 2008. Three days before the one yr anniversary of my gmas death. My grandfather. My Father. My hero. My mentor. My...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 4, 2009

    My Best Friend My Granny X

    Its been six months since I lost my dear granddad who was also my best friend I miss him so much he was such a massive part of my life ,he was the most generous man ever he just gave to others always putting himself last you could always go to him with a problem and he would...
    dafadil545 dafadil545
    31-35, F
    May 24, 2013

    "Sometimes you never really know how important

    a moment is until it becomes a memory." Growing up, I never really had a father figure. The closest person I had to a dad was my grandpa. He would always be there for me, he would make me smile, laugh, and make my day a billion times better. He would always be the one to...
    queenmallow queenmallow
    16-17, F
    Feb 28, 2015

    Hemmin And Hawin I Know I Know Better

    G.pa I am missing you tonight and wishing you could've fought a bit longer and managed a come back in the last round. Thinking about our time... apple picking... learning to drive a manual transmission... losing grandma... arguing over the "quality" of my cooking... shaving your...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2012

    My grandfather died today.

    The worst part is I had the opportunity to see him yesterday but I wasn't feeling great and I didn't want to make him sick so I stayed home. If I knew he was going to die I would have gone.
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2016
    deleted deleted
    Oct 15, 2015

    Smoked cigarettes witch basically made his

    lungs worse than they already were and he slowly died. Now I hate to my very core every person who smokes and doesn't make an effort to stop
    Blankminds Blankminds
    18-21, F
    Nov 3, 2014

    He was like a father to me,

    he past away when I was 16 yrs old.
    sandmoon sandmoon
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 8, 2016

    I remember I could never understand what he

    said. But I loved him, even though we weren't that close. One time I went to see him in the nursing home. Mom mentioned grandma, and he started crying because she died about four years before (I was 7 when she died). Another time after that my mom went to see him and asked if I...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2016

    Still Missing Him

    My Grandfather was a strong man. A proud man. The type of man you would have seen standing tall for a picture in the old days. He came from Europe to Canada and found work as a furniture re-finisher while my grandmother sewed for a living. He couldn't speak English when he came...
    bassplayer bassplayer
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Mar 27, 2008

    I was given a name after my grandfather

    that passed away not too long ago and still regret about the things that I have not done much for him. To start off with my story, my grandfather is an amazing person that loves to socialize with any person even to us when we were kids, he'd walk all the way to a supermarket to...
    YourNormalGuy YourNormalGuy
    Jun 29, 2015

    Things My Grandfather Said

    My paternal grandfather passed away long before I was born and my maternal grandfather died when I was four years old. Although I obviously didn’t get an opportunity to know either of them, I was blessed from my childhood through early adulthood with a number of male family...
    OverWritten OverWritten
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Nov 20, 2012

    He's was 89 and died this past August.

    (08-17-15), We had huge party to celebrate his 89 b-day. All my extended family was there. He was in great spirits. Exactly 1week after the party he collapsed and passed of natural causes! He was a living history book. His book is closed but I still have my grandma at 88, I will...
    Pinkshoxx23 Pinkshoxx23
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 11, 2015
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