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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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I never went to visit her

I never went to visit her

My grandmother suffered a fall and was in intensive care for many months before ultimately passing away. I never went to visit her. I was too afraid of seeing her that way. It was one of my biggest regrets. I refuse to let a fear of death […]

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My mom used to call my grandpa

My mom used to call my grandpa

I remember when my mom used to call my grandpa asking how my grandma [was] doing. going to see her every weekend, staying with her during weekends so that she don’t have to worry about me and my brothers. I don’t remember exactly what was my grandma’s […]

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Hope I can live my life

Hope I can live my life

Love you Grandma, hope I can live my life as full as you did 

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We should have come together

We should have come together

Nana, I’m so sorry for the lack of response when caring for your pain. Family torn at the bedside, yelling & fighting when we should have come together to ensure your comfort & continue to love and support you in your final moments with us! Love you […]

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Her hand held mine

Her hand held mine

You reminded me of my Grandmother, In more ways than you will ever know. As I stood at your bedside, your hand held mine. I watched you take your last breath. As you slipped into a deep sleep, Never to re-awaken. It brought me back to when […]

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Your death has been my driving force

Your death has been my driving force

“You’re going to help people right?!” were the last words you said to me. I can still see your face & the sparkle in your eyes as you looked up at me. Your death has been my driving force to further educate myself in order to advocate […]

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I assured you would come home

I assured you would come home

I didn’t know that the last visit would be the final one; I assured you would come home from the hospital, I’d make you tea, and chat… But instead I got a phone call. I still miss you, Grandma xo

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