Scott G (simbamco) wrote,
Scott G
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The nicest person on the planet has departed

While I was waiting for my (delayed) flight to New Jersey last night, my grandmother (mom's mom) passed away. I'm still rather numb about it, I think, but really, I started the grieving process for this 4 or 5 years ago when I learned that she had Alzheimer's. We started losing her personality first, which was probably a little harder to deal with than had it been something sudden. I got news that her health was rapidly declining a few days ago and that yesterday she took a turn for the worst. With the financial help of my mom, I booked a flight at around 4:30pm and was scheduled to arrive at 11:42pm. I didn't get to see her, but my mom says that it's probably for the better because she didn't look well at all.

I'll miss her - a lot. She was like a second mother to me and was quite possibly the nicest person I've ever known. I'll write more about her when I have time to think.

If anyone is wondering where I disappeared to, I'm in South Jersey and shall be attending her memorial services on Monday.
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I haven't posted here in a while -- I'm sorry to hear about your loss. I too lost my grandmother just a month ago. I'm still getting used to her not being here.

You have my deepest heartfelt sympathy, and will be in my prayers, hon. :(
*hugs* I'm sorry, hon. I went through this eight years ago with my grandma (Alzheimer's, plus diabetes and a bunch of other things on top of that) and I know there just isn't much anyone can say beyond that. Take care of yourself and again, I'm really sorry.
My sincerest condolences man. Stay well while up there.
I am so very sorry for your loss Scott, if you ever need to talk... i am here for ya



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*hugs tight* I'm sorry for your loss. :(
*hugs*
I'm sorry man. I'm around if you need me. *hug*
You and your family have my condolences. Hope you get through this ok.
*hugs*

I'm so sorry you've lost your Grandmother. My thoughts are with you and your family. I got the same speech when I didn't make it to see my Grandma beforeher passing. She was in a happy place for last 5 years or so but it wasn't in this time and place. She was stuck in the 40's when her husband was still alive and she lived on the farm. She didn't recognize anyone. But she was happy so we were happy. Keep remembering the good times:)
Rough stuff. You've lost a lot of family in a very short amount of time. I'm sorry for it, you'll have to come over and chill sometime when you get back, relax and reconnect with the good stuff. *HUG*
*hugs tight* sorry to hear that man
*hugz* sorry about your loss :( My thoughts are with you and your family
My condolences, Simba. *hugs*

One thing I find positive in all this, is that you started the grieving process a while ago. That's maturity right there. I couldn't stand seeing my aunts crying uncontrollably at the funeral parlor when my grandma, then grandpa, died. They both had long diseases before passing away. Were they expecting a miracle or something? :-P

I never took them for granted, and appreciated every moment I had with them. That helped me a lot when they were gone.
My deepest of sympathies you you and your family at this time.
My condolences. It is so tough losing a loved one, I hope the pain subsides and the wonderful memories remain to cheer you up. Let me know if you need anything.

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I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Scott. I'll be thinking of you.
My heartfelt condolences.
I'm so sorry to hear that *gentle hugs*
Mate, you don't deserve any of the harshness that life has thrown you recently... You're in my thoughts as always and I'm deeply saddened by your loss
I'm so sorry. My deepest condolences. *hugs*
*Big hugs*

I wish I could do something to help, though nothing ever eases the passing of someone very loved. Take care, I hope things start getting better for you, and I hope our paths get to cross again sometime this year.

All the best.
Wow...haven't checked LJ in a while. I heard about this over the weekend....am really sorry pal. Let me know when you're coming back. And the cats are being fed and looked after. :)
LJ has been wonky for me over the weekend so I wasn't able to post here until now (though I could see the entry). I hope that the txt I sent Friday got through.

In any event.. I'm so sad to read this, and I know that no matter how much you prepare yourself, it's still tough to lose someone who means so much to you. *hugs* Thinking about you and sending love to your family. Even only having met your grandmom once so long ago, I can honestly say that the world is a little less bright without her. Wish that Boston were a little closer to South Jersey; I'd have headed down to pay my respects. :/ I hope the rest of the trip brings some solace in being able to be with family.

You know the old chorus - if you need the ear, I'm here, always.