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Old 01-19-2019, 09:56 PM
 
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Idk. My 93 year old grandfather passed away Wednesday. It may sound weird with what Iím about to say but he was my favorite person in the world for decades. BUT Iím getting a puppy that Iíve been searching for for years. Puppies are hard to get.
I feel so low and yet so happy. Itís hard to explain to myself. I just know Iím not ready to say goodbye to my Papa but I have a new family member.
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Idk. My 93 year old grandfather passed away Wednesday. It may sound weird with what Iím about to say but he was my favorite person in the world for decades. BUT Iím getting a puppy that Iíve been searching for for years. Puppies are hard to get.
I feel so low and yet so happy. Itís hard to explain to myself. I just know Iím not ready to say goodbye to my Papa but I have a new family member.
That's how it works.
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:01 PM
 
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Yin yang of life. Sorry about your grandfather but congratulations on a new friend.
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Old 01-21-2019, 10:36 AM
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Location: Wonderland
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Ahh, the cycle of life.

Congrats on the new "baby" and I am sorry for the loss of your grandfather, but personally I believe he's ok with that and probably very happy that you are excited about the puppy!
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Old 01-21-2019, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Yin yang of life. Sorry about your grandfather but congratulations on a new friend.

Indeed...the way the world works. Normal feelings...

Learn to give up one and welcome the other. Grieve for grandfather, be elated with new puppy.
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Old Yesterday, 11:16 AM
 
Location: SWFL
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Same as has been said, VA83. My condolences for grandpa and my congratulations on your new baby.
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Old Yesterday, 08:15 PM
 
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Thanks y’all. I think he’s happy. And puppy has warmed up to us already.
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Old Yesterday, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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My son adopted a kitten about 6 months before dad died. I think that the only reason he's alive today is because of the cat. He realized that he was responsible for the life of an animal.
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Old Today, 10:47 AM
 
Location: SWFL
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My son adopted a kitten about 6 months before dad died. I think that the only reason he's alive today is because of the cat. He realized that he was responsible for the life of an animal.
Hurray for the kitty then!
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Old Today, 06:43 PM
 
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My father died of cancer recently. I know exactly what you mean. I get so excited for tiny little things, I've forgotten about destiny and where my life is going. I just appreciate being in the moment. And when I do, sometimes that makes me sad - "How dare you be happy? Your father just passed away.".

You will be overwhelmed with grief and sadness, that will be quite common after a passing. The happiness in those moments is harder to come by. When you can get them, TAKE IT.
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