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I Lost My Grandfather

My Grampa died this evening.

I didn’t know him well. I don’t have one of those loving families (either maternal or paternal.) Just wasn’t lucky in that regard; in many other ways but not in that way.

But I’m thinking now about the time he hugged me. The one, singular time; & how wonderful it felt. Him, smiling with arms outstretched & I leapt at this opportunity like a child who’s Christmases had all come at once. I was thirty-two years old. I’m smiling now thinking of that moment. Thankful that it existed.

So, Grampa Harry; wherever you are now:

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
🤗 sorry to hear that ❤
[@928374,PetiteFreak] 🤗
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So sorry 🤗
[@588010,Lugubrio] thanks, honey.
trackman11 · 56-60, M
I am sorry for your loss, both the physical presence of Grandpa Harry and the many moments with a loving grandpa that you never had. Both are losses that require grieving. Your post is beautiful.
[@701587,trackman11] thank you, you are kind.
may he be in Heaven 20 minutes before the Devil knows he's dead. sorry, I don't really know many Irish blessings.
[@887863,bourbon] well chosen all the same. Lol!
JavaJoe · 51-55, M
Oh Seven, that’s such a beautiful blessing. So sorry for your loss, but very grateful you had that moment. 🤗🤗
[@720732,JavaJoe] 🙂🤗
JavaJoe · 51-55, M
[@453451,SevenTierCrazyCake] 🤗🥰
TheGoodGuy · 36-40, M
Sorry for your loss 🤗❤️
TheGoodGuy · 36-40, M
Good. You're welcome. I'm here if you need me 🙂
[@551840,TheGoodGuy] you are sweet. 🙂
TheGoodGuy · 36-40, M
[@453451,SevenTierCrazyCake] 🙂
Celt43 · 46-50, M
I'm so sorry for your loss 😔 may your Grandad rest in peace
[@442387,Celt43] thanks, darlin’
Celt43 · 46-50, M
I am sorry for your loss, but am thankful you have a good memory 😘
[@406205,Babylon] thank you, lovely girl.
HappyMedium · 51-55, F
So sad when you lose a loved one. Hold on to that's a sweet one.
[@645383,HappyMedium] I will. Thank you.
Pfuzylogic · M
Such a beautiful way to experience your memories.
[@3118,Pfuzylogic] 😁
ArtieKat · 61-69, M
So sorry to hear. I had a Grandpa Harry too.
[@9450,ArtieKat] 🙂
JoyfulSilence · 46-50, M
Sorry for your loss.

I am glad for your fond memories.
[@68716,JoyfulSilence] thank you
Sorry for your loss
[@446022,Bushmanoz] thanks.
🙏 I'm sorry for your loss
[@868864,HannahSky] thank you.
Moodswings · 31-35, F
Sorry to hear that. :(
[@981884,Moodswings] thank you
damselfly · 100+, F
[@136091,damselfly] 🤗
Moonpenny · F
[@227793,Titianmoon] 🤗

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