Grandparents “Never Die”, They Become “Invisible”?
We all may have grandparents in the past, but I feel as they are still here, and I just can’t see them. They are deep down in our heart and will remain there for the rest of our life. We probably want to hear them once again, their heartwarming voice and amusing stories.
We miss their care, love, and tenderness. Our grandparents could see us grow from a baby to an adult. On the other hand, we see how they grow older and older, until they finally leave this world.
In fact, the first farewell a lot of kids have to face is their grandparent. It’s the first real emotional pain they have to go through in life. But kids develop an incredibly strong bond to their grandparents.
A special bond that teaches them about respect, love, and appreciation. That’s why it’s tough for them to deal with the leaving of their grandparent. Grief can affect them in many ways.
Coping with Loss
We should consider ourselves really lucky if some of our grandparents is still alive when we reach adulthood.
As a kid, we may not exactly understand what loss is, so we can’t really know what is happening when someone leaves this world. That’s why leaving of a grandparent may “not hurt.”
But, the best way to understand that situation and soften the blow is when parents are honest about this topic. They should not tell their kids stories how their grandparent is watching over them from the sky, but the truth.
Also, parents should focus on emotions and feelings, rather than religion. A kid can’t fully process elaborate explanations from a religious standpoint.
Parents should be open about this topic with their kids and talk freely about it. Only in that way kids can see it’s not a taboo. And, they will slowly begin to understand its meaning.
Grandparents Are Always Present?
“Our grandparents are still in the places we used to spend time with as a family”. It’s maybe hard to believe, but they are always here for us. They are present in every part of our life, living in our heart and guiding us with their memory.
We can feel them even in the inanimate objects they were attached to, like their clothes, furniture, or handmade creations. So, keep some of those things and cherish them.
Our grandparents will guide us and show us how to be ourselves through the knots we tied and the stories they shared. They will always be there for us to show us how to enjoy every moment of our life.
Sharing In Silence
We may not be able to see or hear them, but we do feel them deep in our heart. They are in the small things they left behind, like the old heirlooms. All we can do is honor, love, and remember them.
The love between a kid and a grandparent goes beyond words. It’s eternal so we can never forget it.
Think about our grandparents and the love we feel for them every day as only in that way they can still live in our heart.
Most importantly, don’t forget to share the appreciation, love, and care your grandparents have thought you with those around you. In that way, you will remember the most valuable lessons learned from them.