I'm sorry to hear that man. I've lost a lot of my family when they were young.
Nothing like losing my gramps tho. He died at 60 and he was in a way my best friend. I'm still not right. I still cry when I hit up the cemetery.
that's very brave of you to share something so personal, yet so tragic.
this past december, i saw my grandfather pass away right before my very eyes. it is something my uncle and i will never forget as we saw him on his last breathe.
i hardly posted on ish during that time, but i still lurked because it gave me familiarity and of course the lulz to keep my mind off of grief.
but even in sadness, there is always something positive. since my grandfather passed, my moms side of the family has gotten a lot more closer then ever before. she always had a dysfunctional relationship with her siblings, but now, they've all made up and have been working together to take care of my grandmother (who's living with my mom now).
it's such a beautiful thing to see, and i know my grandfather is really proud and happy they're finally getting along.
i am deeply sorry for your loss, but i hope you can find strength. it will get better and life will return. i still tear up here and there, but you will get through it.
Last summer, one of my close friends got in a car accident and wasn't wearing her seatbelt and got ejected. Still a teenager. Now her parents are getting a divorce and the while thing is just a mess.
In October, my brother got in a serious ATV accident and was in a coma for about three weeks. He's not the same anymore. A lot slower in the head and you can tell somethings wrong with him by just talking to him. People don't hang with him as much anymore cause they are weirded out by him. Pisses me off.
And just today my Dad said his gf's daughter is back in the hospital with kidney problems again. We thought she'd be ok, but now its getting serious again and she needs a transplant.