My Grandfather

it has been four months since my grandfather passed away...its is surreal to say the least....i find myself wanting to pick up the phone and call him to see how he is doing, and then it hits me... i miss him very much.


he took me fishing for the first time when i was 8 years old...not that i would ever do it again but it was an experience that will always be with me...i was his only granddaughter and he never let me forget it... my passion is the theater and the arts, which wasn't something he really understood himself...he was a military man who was a totally left-brained-everything had its time and place...so he completly suprised me when he brought me this gorgeous theatrical mask from Italy.


he would call me every year on my birthday and sing to me-then he'd laugh and tell me that  my ability to sing came from him...it was very different to not have that phone call this year.


it hardest part of losing my grandfather was watching my dad loose his father and my great grandmother loose her son...my great grandmother is 96 and she broke my heart when she told me that it should have been her...she has seen a lot of horrid things in her life; her family was slaughtered before her eyes when she was very young...she never expected to bury her own son...my father is still in denial... all i can do is be there for them

iriseyes iriseyes
22-25, F
8 Responses Aug 14, 2006

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its been 5 years now time flies but trust me there was no single day when i didnt miss you, wish you could have seen the 2 little once who wer born after you left us, wish I wud have huged you for a longer time, wished i would have sat with you for a longer time, wish i could have looked after you, and wished that i could have been on the funeral, there is no single day that goes past without me thinking about you,, hoep you are on a better place

its been 5 years now time flies but trust me there was no single day when i didnt miss you, wish you could have seen the 2 little once who wer born after you left us, wish I wud have huged you for a longer time, wished i would have sat with you for a longer time, wish i could have looked after you, and wished that i could have been on the funeral, there is no single day that goes past without me thinking about you,, hoep you are on a better place

It's been eight years and I still miss him ..I miss him so much

i feel for you. omg i hope your okay. that just really makes me think how lucky some people are. however i lost my grandad when i was 6. he was my best friend never let me go. when i was diagnosed with menigitis he was the first person to jump off his chair and come and see if i was okay. my grandad died with blood cancer and unfortunatlly there was no cure for him. he was ill for months maybe even years. i knew he was in pain but i was far to selfish to understand anything. i remember his last words and the haunt me everyday. even though i saw him 2 days before he passed away i just wished i hugged him for longer and never let him go. i knew he loved me and he knew i loved him. i am now supporting my gran as she has lost a husband. my dad has lost his dad amd me i lost an amazing grandad. that same year my sister was born. but knowing that i was going to be able to tell my sister what a great man our grandad was. i knew it would be hard. it still is hard my sister is now 8 and crys for her grandad every night wishing that he would come back. nothing in the world will ever bring him back. im trying to move on and now helping my sister do so. it helps to remember all those good moments in life when he was here and all his remarkable stories that he told. i tell my sister them once in a while when she asks. hope for the best hes looking down on you watching. being your gardian angel. make him proud xx

I lost my grandfather yesterday, he was a horrible man. He neglected my father and shut him out of the family. He even told him he never loved him.<br />
Because of his hatred towards my father I also felt a hatred towards him. But now I feel empty, I even cried yesterday for a minute or so, my body resisted my mind and acted on it's own.<br />
But I forgive him and I hope he will somehow find peace.

I feel your pain. I lost my grandfather almost 3 years ago. It still hurts. I visited him every day to cook for him, do his meds, all while i was a single working mom. When he passed i felt a huge void in my life. They say time heals, and it does. Just remember all the good times and that helps.

I am so sorry for your loss, I too have loss many close to me. It sounds like he was an incredible man.