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I still miss her

I still miss her

Losing my grandmother was the first real impact that death had in my life. I still miss her and see her in bed. She was able to die at home the way she wanted-20 years ago.

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It empowered me

It empowered me

It was my honour and privilege to be able to support my father and honour my grandmother’s wishes. My father is not able to discuss dying but my grandmother and I often had open conversations about her wishes. It empowered me to hear her sense of control […]

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They had raised me

They had raised me

My grandparents died within 2 weeks of each other, very suddenly. My grandfather was diagnosed with cancer, my grandmother died of a broken heart. I have always regretted that I wasn’t (couldn’t??) present with them in those last few days before they died. They had raised me […]

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She had the most amazing spirit

She had the most amazing spirit

My Gran was an amazing woman. She left an abusive relationship in Scotland with three young (under 10 yrs) boys and flew to Canada to give them a better life. She was at end of life, we didn’t know- she didn’t want treatment for her cancer, and […]

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I slept on the floor beside her bed

I slept on the floor beside her bed

I was with my grandmother for the passing itself and for the couple weeks leading up to her death. I slept on the floor by her bed as my mother could have a break. I was sitting beside her when she took her last breath. All I […]

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I never got to say good bye

I never got to say good bye

Last year I planned a trip to visit my grandmother in the UK. We went to Europe and unfortunately due to the bank holiday my grandmother had been taken to another hospital for her treatment. She later passed thanksgiving. I felt as though I never got to […]

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A little bird sat on my kitchen ledge

A little bird sat on my kitchen ledge

All my life, I was so close to both my mom’s dad and my dad’s mom. They both left too young. A grandparent from both sides of me! (My heart) when grandma died. I had just seen her a couple of days before at the retirement home […]

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Until we meet again

Until we meet again

I wasn’t there when you died and I’m sorry. I know you were trying to wait until I got home-but you couldn’t wait any longer-the angels were calling you home. I was across the ocean in your homeland when you said goodbye. It crushed me-but I found […]

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My mother never coped or properly grieved the loss of her mom

My mother never coped or properly grieved the loss of her mom

My grandmother was always a prominent figure in my life growing up and was a stern role model, almost the ‘glue’ of our family. When I was 17 my grandma died unexpectedly. My mother never coped or properly grieved the loss of her mom, and ended up […]

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Much love

Much love

Just this fine year my grandmother passed away. She passed because she was diagnosed with dementia or alzheimers. My grandma is such a caring women and we all wish her the best life. She in fact did have an amazing life in our point of view. We […]

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