My grandmother has passed away...she had cancer. I have helped care for her during her sickness, so she could die at home with dignity and family. It has been rough.
She was old and I knew the day was coming but I am having a harder time dealing with this than I expected. She has always been there for me no matter what the circumstances and her wisdom has guided me in life. She served in the Army Air Corps during WW2 and worked two jobs much of her life to provide for everyone in her family, even though the second job wasn't really needed, and was very active in church and VFW, a devout Catholic. I have more respect for her than anyone. The greatest generation indeed...
I am not one to ask for sympathy and have never posted something like this online before. Typing this makes me feel a little better for some reason though as corny as the idea of doing this seems to me.
Prayers and thoughts for my grandmother are appreciated. She really deserves it.