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To my beautiful Grandmother, Renee Ann Velasquez! I love you and miss you everyday!

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My Grandma passed away June 13, 2017. Lost a battle with Lymphoma. Oh my, do I miss her. I cry myself to sleep every night. I just don't understand. I wish it wasn't like this. If only she...

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I Miss You Grandma

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Published: June 2008

I think about you all the time,
And every day it hurts to cry.
So much has happened in my life,
I'm not sure how hard to try.

Tears are falling constantly,
My heart hurts everyday.
I think about your beautiful smile,
That I pray I see again someday.

The sweet smell of your perfume,
Has slowly faded away.
But all your helpful teachings,
Are always here to stay.

I can't express how much you taught me,
So much I can't explain.
All the times I can remember,
Never once heard you complain.

So many hearts were broken,
The day God called you home.
It seems as though each one of us,
Were left to survive alone.

I know there was a reason,
That you had to leave.
To keep us in your watchful eyes,
So now in God I really do believe.

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  • by Cassandra
  • 1 month ago

My Grandma passed away June 13, 2017. Lost a battle with Lymphoma. Oh my, do I miss her. I cry myself to sleep every night. I just don't understand. I wish it wasn't like this. If only she were still here.

  • by Mariana
  • 3 months ago

My grandmother was my everything. She died in 2014 and her birthday and anniversary are going to be next month in July. She would be 93 this year. I think about her every day and nothing can fill the void she left. I am 22 now and someday I hope to tell my children about what a wonderful woman she was, full of love, peace, and cheeky at times(lol).

  • by Chirag Raheja
  • 5 months ago

My grandmother is my friend. My grandmother passed away on Friday at the age of 91 years old. Since her transition, this has been the longest length of time we have been apart and I'm 23 years old. I think about her every day and I miss her so much that I'm actually crying while I'm typing this. Grandmothers are so special and I know I will never forget my granny. I love you, Granny, and my heart will forever be broken.

  • by Ria Chanda
  • 3 months ago

My grandmother passed away on this day, two years ago. She was my best friend and my favorite person in the whole world. She was an incredible woman. Her death shattered me completely. It created a void in my life, as if I lost a part of me when she died. But somehow, I learned to live with the pain of her loss. I know she is in a better place now, where there is no pain and suffering. I will meet her again in the heavens. I miss her every day of my life and my love for her is eternal. I love you, Dadi Maa.

  • by Tia Almashtoub
  • 6 months ago

But I'm afraid. I'm frightened. I'm scared that I won't hear you name again, and that's when you'll really die. Because Nanny, you die twice. One time when you stop breathing, and the second when someone says your name for the last time. I am terrified that I won't hear your voice again. That I won't see you when I close my eyes. But when God whispered into your ears: "Spread your wings. Spread your wings, Siham." You obliged. You obliged like you always did. You flew away. Traveled up to the sky. Nanny, you painted the sky. And every time I see colors in the sky. Every time I see shapes in the clouds I smile. I smile because I know that is you. I smile because I get flashbacks of our memories. I smile because I know that somehow you managed to leave a part of you with me. And when it's dark and the sky is all black, I look up at the stars and wonder which one is your house now? Where do you live, Nanny? Until we meet again, I'll hold you close to my heart. Keep you stuck in my memory and cherish you forever.

  • by Madison, Kentucky
  • 3 years ago

I liked this story though it was sad. I lost my grandma in 2013 it is was and still is the hardest thing to go through I miss her so much but I know she is in a better place and she IS home.

  • by Michael, Memphis
  • 3 years ago

My grandmother passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the age of 97 years old. Since her transition, this has been the longest length of time we have been apart and I'm 43 years old. I have a complete emptiness in my life now that I know can never be filled. I think about her everyday and I miss her so much that I'm actually crying while I'm typing this. Grandmothers are so special and I know I will never forget my granny. I love you granny and my heart will forever be broken.

  • by Cherokee Summers, Oklahoma
  • 3 years ago

I know how you feel I may be only 13 years old but my granny meant everything to me. She was there for me when I was sad and felt alone. I miss her with all my heart

  • by Nichola
  • 3 years ago

My grandma was my friend. my listener, a shoulder, my therapist. My grandma was my mother, she raised me from a young age. The last time I saw her (1 day before her passing) she told me that one of those days she would give me a big cuddle. Not that she didn't before. As I went to walk out her door, I turned back and gave her another kiss & cuddle. I feel lost without my grandma, she is my inspiration, she kept me on the right path (as she would say). I miss my grandma every day that passes. I just need to share this message to let you all know just how much I love her. I suppose psychologically it's me telling my grandma that I love you and deepfully thankful for all she brought and gave me xxx

  • by Anou, Mauritius
  • 4 years ago

My grandma (nanny) passed away last month. I miss her a lot! I was not even informed about her departure to her heavenly abode as I was pursuing my exams abroad. Last time I was with her was when I left my native for studies which is almost a year. It was only after a week I was informed about it., I'm already in tears reading this poem.! :'( she has been always there for me when mum was not around. It's hard to believe that she is no more. It hurts
love you nanny.

  • by Lauren, California
  • 4 years ago

This poem really brought tears to my eyes. My grandma Bob was the most down to earth, peace loving woman to have ever lived. In October 2012, two boys (ages 16 & 18) Broke into her house and strangled her. They doused the house and her body with gasoline and set the house on fire- along with her body and all the pictures of my mom's childhood and pictures from when my grandma was young. She was like a second mother to me and there is not a day that goes by where I don't think of her cute little laugh or her sense of humor. She wasn't like other grandmas- she was special in every way.

  • by Jersey Strong, New Jersey
  • 4 years ago

Oh my God....I have tears in my eyes. I lost my Grandma April 2001. She was 92. 12 years later, I think about her everyday. I wear her ring...it never leaves my finger. No matter how old or young they are when they leave us...it hurts. I love you Grandma. I know you are near watching over us. I miss you so much and always will, until we meet again.

  • by Poorvi Aramani, Gadag
  • 4 years ago

My grandmother just passed away few months ago. It's very hard to forget her and I just can't live without her. Really this poem brought tears to my eyes.

  • by Lyn, England
  • 4 years ago

I lost my Gran 34 years ago. She died suddenly and I was not there. I have never forgiven myself. I think of her every day and still cry - you might think that's crazy after so long but I miss her so much to this day and always will. I think about the things I didn't say, didn't ask. So many regrets. Grandmothers are the most special people in the world. She is with God now and I hope she is at peace. One day we will be together again.

  • by Samantha, California
  • 4 years ago

Wow, this poem really hit home. I lost my grandma Feb 7 2012. She was my mother I never had, she always listened when I needed her, she was my everything. Now I feel so very empty without her. I miss her so much and I don't think the pain of losing her will go away. Thank you for writing this.

  • by Kristal Segura
  • 5 years ago

My grandmother passed away just two days ago. October 16,2012 she was my other mom that I would run to I never thought this would happen. And my other grandmother died January 10,2010 two years ago and feels like it was just this last week. The poem reminded me of them both.

  • by Shannette Rankin
  • 5 years ago

My grandma died September 28 2011, and as that time draws near again, it gets harder to face reality. This poem reminded me of her from beginning to end.

  • by Natasha, Glasgow Scotland
  • 5 years ago

My Nana died on my 13th birthday in 2004. I seen and thought of her as my mum, we were always together and talked about everything. Even though it is almost 8 years since she passed away it still feels like yesterday. I still haven't stopped crying over her and would give anything to see her wonderful smile one last time and for her to hold me once more. My heart is still breaking and I just want her to be here with me.
This is a truly beautiful poem and reminded me of my Nana so much. It's like you wrote it for me.
Nana's are the most special people in the whole world.

  • by Julie Ann
  • 5 years ago

This poem expresses how I feel each day, February 12, 2012 was the day I list my grandma to cancer, after years of fighting, god finally let her rest. I don't think people realize how much a grandmother means to a woman...not until they've through it for themselves..

  • by Darrryl Swoyer, Lake Arial
  • 5 years ago

My grandma passed away in 2007 due to ovarian cancer and this poem brings back some great memories of her. I miss her a lot.

  • by Lyndsey, Arizona
  • 5 years ago

My grandma Joyce died yesterday and I feel very sad right now. We were very close and I called her every day and we spent time together every week. My heart feels so broken right now and I can't stop crying, but I know I need to be strong for my mother.

  • by Emily Anderson
  • 5 years ago

As I read this I cried and cried January 8th , 2008 my grandma Susan Alice Copeland died at the age of 54 of breast cancer.. She has it for 7 years it went away then came back really strong and she couldn't fight it. The last thing she ever said to me was " No Tears, No Tears, I love you Emily!" She was a strong Christian women spread the word through out many and no matter what loved everybody and had no enemies. I miss her so much, my grandpa is remarried and his new wife is making us get rid off all her stuff. When she was alive and walked into her house you could feel her there and the love now you walk in and you can just tell its changed soo much and that our family is destroyed now. I love her so much and something happens everyday that I wish I could tell her. 5:45 A.M. was her last breath taken. I love god but I'm still trying to understand why he took her from me, the one person who understood me. The only one I felt comfortable to share anything with is now gone. RIP

  • by Saloni, Lucknow
  • 5 years ago

My grandma passed away on 26 Feb. 2012. she was really a great buddy for me. I shared my every feelings with her. NOW I am really missing her a lot and just tears are coming out but not stopping.:{

  • by Kaylee, Bradford PA
  • 6 years ago

this is such an awesome poem my grandma passed away 6 months ago and she was my best friend and my whole would we called each other little buddy and any chance I had I was spending time with her and calling her on the phone 3 -4 times a day I miss her so much and this poem was an awesome one.... rip little buddy 11/21/2010

  • by Chantal
  • 6 years ago

wow.. tears.. my grandma died 2 years ago.. of cancer.. I just can't believe she left.. I miss her so much <3 :'(

  • by San Jose
  • 6 years ago

My Grandma passed last week on December 16 2010 and I want to do a poem for her coming service. I was looking for help on starting my poem but this poem really got to me and made me break down. This poem is beautiful

  • by Charles Rogers
  • 6 years ago

I love this poem. I miss my grandma a lot. She was my savior. This poem brought tears to my eyes. My grandma passed in May of this year. The holidays are very tearful.

  • by Taylore, Kansas
  • 7 years ago

My grandma died July 23, 2010 two months after she turned 60, this is an amazing poem, it made me cry! She never complained, and I lived with her off and on. I miss her soo much I'm expecting my first child this month, she was so excited about him, I am having a very hard time dealing with her not being here. Thank you for this!

  • by Christina, Oregon
  • 7 years ago

I lost my Grandmother 9 years tomorrow and man this poem said everything. She took care of me when my mom could not. I miss her so much.

  • by Ayuna, GA
  • 7 years ago

Wow. That was amazing .My grandmother passed this year of April at the age of 47. I never got to say goodbye. Wwhen I read this I cried, because I really miss her a lot and she was so special...

  • by Taylah Morgan
  • 7 years ago

My heart ached as I read this..
My grandma past away Jan 8th of this year..
And it's almost that time again..
this poem really took place in my life..
this is exactly how my grandma was..
Not a day goes by I don't think about her..

Thank you

  • by Jackie
  • 8 years ago

Thank you so much. I am searching for the right words to say at my Grandmothers funeral service this weekend. I miss her so much already!

  • by carolyn harvey
  • 8 years ago

The pain came flooding once again as I read your poem. How I miss my Mammaw Mae. She passed one month before her 100th birthday of Alzheimer's, but she was spry until she was 97. She was a country girl from West Virginia and lived in the mountains all her life. She stayed at home and took care of her 4 children, but she never stopped working until she hit the bed. I could write a book about my Mammaw. I watched her do everything from cooking to canning, from cleaning to praying and I try to be just like her, though I fail terribly. I wish I had her loving heart and humility.
I have her things all around me. From her kitchen cabinet to her slop bucket. I loved her and still do with every thing that is in me. I am so happy that you loved your Grandmother, too.
Thank you for the lovely poem.
Carolyn Harvey

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