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post #31 of 60
I'm so sorry about the Anne, but I'm happy she is holding on. I hope you get to go see her, one more time.
post #32 of 60
Anne -

I'm so sorry about your grandmother. At least you'll have the chance to see her again and let her know how much she means to you and your family. It's never easy losing a loved one (I've been there).

Sending a prayer to you and your family (esp. your grandmother).

post #33 of 60
Oh Anne, I just read this! I am so very very sorry to hear your grandma is not well....I pray she will make it...I am sending up prayers right now! If she does pass away...she will still get to see little Dan....I know I felt the same way with Amber...I wished so badly my father could have seen her...but then I realized he has seen her, and is her gaurdian angel from above. I have lost all my grandparents...it is hard...but please don't feel guilty for not seeing her lately...you needed to heal from your surgery...and you still need to heal...she would not want you to be in pain.

My thoughts, love and prayers are with your grandma, you and your family. Please let us know how she is doing.
post #34 of 60
The Words of the Teacher (Much better than anything I could say):

A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools. For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity. Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart. Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this. Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun. For wisdom is a defense, and money is a defense: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it. Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?
post #35 of 60
I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother, Anne. I'll be keeping her and the rest of your family in my thoughts.
post #36 of 60
Anne, I am also very sorry to hear about your grandma. By the time of this post, you may have been able to see her. If God wills it, she may be able to meet Dan too. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
post #37 of 60
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My grandma passed away last night (it's morning here now). She died an hour after I talked to dad, so even if I had rushed to the hospital I wouldn't have made it in time to see her...

At least she died in peace and her death was not prolonged.

I spent the night thinking about her and about all the wonderful time we had together while she was alive. As a child I used to stay with my grandparents for weeks during the summer holiday. The memories that came up were of simple things - of how she used to peel the cucambers for my breakfast; the smell of her garden (she had green fingers and a beautiful little garden); her singing to me in Polish and telling me about her childhood and her family; the wonderful traditional Jewish food she used to make; her blue eyes filled with love as she hugged and kissed me. I miss her already. She was a brave woman. She came to Israel in the year 1929 at the tender age of 16, leaving her family behind because she believed Israel was the home of the Jewish people. Her sister followed her 4 years later, arriving on the very week that the Nazis came to rule over Germany. A decade later, my grandma lost her entire family (other than her sister) in the holocaust. The community where she grew up was wiped out of existence. In the years following the war, she learned that her family members, along with the other people of the town were marched off to the woods, stripped naked and forced to dig their own mass grave and then shot dead into it. She didn't talk about it when I was a child, but it all came up and surfaced in recent years as she was growing older. She gave me old pictures and documents of the family - I still have them and I intend to scan them all now and treasure them. Still, she was very happy these past years to see her family expand. Within the last 2 years, my brothers and I have given her 4 grand-grandchildren. She was overjoyed with this new generation.

God how I miss her now. I wish I had some sort of recording of her voice to hear her say to me one more time "Anatush" in that loving voice of her, wanting to check on me and see that I'm ok. I am thankful that her death was relatively painless and at a ripe old age, but that doesn't mean I miss her less.

The funeral will be held tomorrow - but we might be going to visit grandad today. He doesn't know just yet. My dad and my aunt are on their way to him to tell him in person.

Thank you everyone for letting me get some of these thoughts and feelings off my chest this morning. I needed that.
post #38 of 60
What a courageous woman she must have been in her life, and a remarkable one at that. To bear the pain of losing her entire family except her sister in such a horrendous part of history and to grow up with love and not bitterness is a true testament to her inner strength. I am sorry for the loss and the hurt you now feel and I wish you strength and courage of your own as you help your grandfather to accept the reality of her passing-

Bless you Anne now, and in the days ahead-
post #39 of 60
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Your grandmother was a brave and wonderful person, may she rest in peace...
post #40 of 60
It sounds as though your grandmother was a strong, loving woman, whose life should celebrated and her memory cherished. She's earned her rest.
post #41 of 60
God bless you, your family and your Grandmother, Anne. She was a brave woman who lived through one of the most terrible tragedies of modern history. It is such a shame that we have leart little from the experiences of people like her.

She is at peace now and can no longer be hurt by the thoughtlessness of mankind.
post #42 of 60
Anne, I am so sorry about the passing of your grandma. May she rest in peace always and smile down on you and your family.
post #43 of 60
When I was 16, my grandmother went in for 'routine' knee surgery. She came out of the operating room on life support. That evening, after speaking with the doctors, we made the decision to take her off the life support and she passed away that night.

It is so horrible to lose someone so fast. My grandmother came to Canada in 1920 at the age of 19. She lived her life simply, making the best of what she had and not wanting more. Today, the memory of my grandmother, simple yet remarkable, is the most cherished memory I possess. Hold on to those memories, of the love, the laughs, and the wonderful stories that make these people special.

Pass on these stories to your children, so they can understand how special she was and the love she gave to your family.

I'm so sorry Anne. May your grandmother rest in peace.
post #44 of 60
I'm so sorry for the loss of your grandmother.
post #45 of 60
Anne, your grandmother sounds like a remarkable lady. Cherish those memories as you are now, share them with your sons so that they will know her through you.

My deepest condolences to you and your family.
post #46 of 60

Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of your grandma. I completely understand your feelings, as my Allie was just a little baby when I lost my grandmother, too. She never did get to see her, as I lived about 1000 miles away. I wish you the love and support of family during this difficult time.
post #47 of 60
Oh Anne, I am so very sad for you. Your grandmother sounds as if she was a truly wonderful, brave, and loving woman. Her life story is both horrific and inspirational...you are lucky to have had such a woman in your life!

My thoughts go out to you and your family. I am sorry for your loss.
post #48 of 60

I am deeply sorry for your loss, your grandmother sounds like a loving & remarkable person,
post #49 of 60
Anne, your grandmother is with God and the angels now, and she is very happy.
Cherish your memories of her.
post #50 of 60
(((((Anne))))) I'm sorry for your loss.
post #51 of 60
Anne you had a wonderful Grandmother and were blessed with her .My heart is going out to you ((((((HUGS)))))) to you . I am so sorry of the loss of your Grandmother
post #52 of 60
Anne, I am so sorry to hear about your Granny. I will light a candle for her and your famlily (and you of course).

I recently lost my Granny at the age of 85, and I miss her so. I know the feeling of guilt for not seeing her more often, and the "just to talk to her once more" feeling. As many have said, we cant lose our selves in thoughts like that. Your Granny will understand. Now she can watch over and see both your sons grow up.
Your Granny was a very brave woman, and at the age of 90, probably was ready to leave after a full life, but it still hurts to say goodbye. I know you will pass the good memory of your Granny on to your sons, so they will feel as if they knew her.

God bless her and you all and help you in your difficult time.
post #53 of 60
So sorry for your loss.
post #54 of 60
Anne, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Grandmother. She sounds like a most wonderful person, and you will have lots of lovely memories to pass on to your sons. Be strong for your Grandfather -- he'll need that -- and that's how you can tell her once more how much you love her. Don't beat yourself up about not being able to see her again -- she, of all people, will understand.

post #55 of 60
Oh Anne... I am SO sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers (((((((REALLY BIG HUG))))))))))
post #56 of 60

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your Grandmother. What a wonderful person she is. Cherish her memory and pass them on to your children.

post #57 of 60
(((((HUGS))))) to all
post #58 of 60
Anne and family, I'm deeply sorry about your loss.
post #59 of 60
Anne, sorry I'm just seeing this now. Your grandmother was obviously a wonderful person, and you obviously loved her very much. I'm so sorry for your loss.

post #60 of 60

Soooooo sorry to hear about your loss.
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