“Mom, there was a shooting at Sandy Hook School—Andy is ok, but we are still waiting to hear about Danny” (names have been changed). Just reading those words makes me feel so sad.
Recently, I read an article titled, “The Forgotten Mourners.” The article included comments from the grandparents of children who died in the Newtown shooting.
One set of grandparents said, “We have been trying to cope with our own grief, but what hurts the most is seeing our daughter and her husband trying to deal with their grief.” Yes, Grandparents cry twice. They cry once for the grandchild and again for the grief of the parents—their son or daughter.
The article includes some suggestions for caring for grieving grandparents:
Let us not forget that grandparents grieve too!
The above wisdom is from: AARP Magazine (December 2013/January 2014)