My thoughts are with her, gaasc.
oh sweetie, so sorry for your loss
Thoughts are with you
Sorry to hear. Dont worry too much about keeping a stiff upper lip and all that, you are allowed to let your emotions out and it can feel a lot better after.
Sorry to hear your news gaasc. Doesn't hurt to let the feelings out, whatever they are.
Though people pass throughout your life, it is the memories that will always be with you.
far better to let it all out than keep it all bottled up. all the best gaasc.
My condolences, gaasc. Like everyone else has said, you'll feel better if you let it all out.
All the best gaasc - maybe you can find comfort in the fact that at over 100 years of age, she had a long (and hopefully fulfilled) life...
That's amazing to be 100 years old.
I'm sorry for your loss. :/
My condolences, I am sorry for your loss.
Now, be the very best person you can be; so that lady would be so proud of you, and her efforts to help bring you up properly have met with reward for her up there.
That sums up nicely.
Hang in there and don?t despair.
gaasc, I'm very to sorry to hear that. My thoughts are with you and your family.
My deepest condolences. If there's anything we can do, please let us know.
So sorry to hear it, gaasc. my condolences to you and your family. You may not have that "penny drop" moment, at least I didn't. Just don't feel guilty either way, you've clearly shown what she meant to you.
nothing more to add.
i am happy to be part of a community as caring as this and will try to contribute as good as i can if you need anything.
all the best gaasc
I'm so sorry for your loss. By all means, take the time to let all your emotions out.
Gassc, I think everyone has covered it, but here is more. Sorry for your loss.
And gaasc, I'm very sorry for your loss. Grieve in whatever way feels right for you.
I am sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.
Wow, I never expected suck a massive reply, I would like to thank you all for making me feel that bit special. it also comes to show how close the FG family really is. Really, thanks guys.Hey man, sorry to hear about your grandmother gaasc. It's quite great that she has lived such a long life. Since she has been such a great influence, keep the spirit alive by continuing those things she taught you.
Also, funerals aren't exactly very easy things to attend. Most people I know would rather go to a memorial (I end up at these more than funerals, but those aren't easy also. I do prefer them).
That's more of a pet peeve than a nitpick.nitpicking time! ;D
why does the film industry have such a difficult time making prop rocks (or fake rocks) look real?
Movies that have budgets over 150 million rarely do it right.
You will. Hurtful feeling are like sand on a beach, if you scoop out some sand, you leave a big hole. But the tides will eventually smooth out the jagged edges, fill in the sand that was taken.All of a sudden concerns of how to act and if I would break down suddenly went away.
I think I'll recover
You will definitely recover and it will be positive, I guarantee it. As I said earlier (quoting myself because I didn't want to retype/rehash it all):Wow, I never expected suck a massive reply, I would like to thank you all for making me feel that bit special. it also comes to show how close the FG family really is. Really, thanks guys.
This has been a long day, and showed how much people cared for granny. Family, friends, neighbours, my high school friends. Everyone made an appearance, it was almost surreal to see all of that.
Concerning me, when I went to bid her farewell and I saw her there she seemed unbelievably peaceful. All of a sudden concerns of how to act and if I would break down suddenly went away.
I think I'll recover
It's extremely difficult to do this, I know, but focus on all the positives and happy moments you've had with her. Be strong, don't concern yourself about rubber faces, people will not dislike it if you talk about her positively. In fact they may appreciate positive thoughts and memories of her. If you ever need to let out, we are all here for you, PLEASE don't hesitate to PM me, I would be greatly happy to listen/read and help you along if I can.
Don't worry about that 'penny drop' moment. Trust me when I say that it will come when it comes and it's the greatest sense of relief and positive movement ever. But don't concern yourself about it, ride the wave and let it come when it comes. We will be here to provide you a virtual shoulder for that moment.
having done my civil service in a nursing home specialised on dementia, i have to agree. even over a rather short amount of time, the effect it can have on people is terrible. i witnessed it quite a few times and was lucky enough not to get too close to any of the affected. after the first month or so, you learn to keep your distance just to save yourself from suffering.In similar news, my grandmother is deteriorating rapidly. My father just got off the phone to her, she keeps drifting into speaking Latvian without realising it. Just before my great grandmother passed away, she started speaking Lithuanian too, so the Alzheimer's has really taken its toll these past few years, sadly.
It's one of those awful diseases. It's so sad to see people reduced to the result of Alzheimer's. It happened to my great grandmother and my grandfather previously, and it's truly upsetting. I was quite young when my great grandmother passed away, but my grandad passed away only 4 years ago.
The way that disease brought down a once great man was just incredibly sad to see. He had no control over it. I think it's one of the worst things that can happen, the slow destruction of the mind to a point where a person is completely changed. It's not something I would wish on anyone.