Carolyn L. Braun (

Out of sadness …

Last week was a very hard week for our family. Our granddaughter unexpectedly passed away. Many times during the last week, the sadness and pain seemed unbearable. But out of this tragedy also comes good things. We’ve received many, many expressions of sympathy and love – so much so that we’ve been a bit overwhelmed by it all. Those expressions really do help – perhaps more than I ever anticipated. Simply letting someone know that you care matters. It doesn’t take much —  for every kind word matters. Our family was certainly comforted by it all.

Yes, we will continue to be sad at times as we work through our grief because we will greatly miss our granddaughter. Life has changed. But we will also move forward and experience the joys in life again – as she would want us to do. Already we have seen family relationships become stronger and friendships renewed. I am fully convinced that those things will only get better as time goes on.

Thanks for reading!


9 replies to “Out of sadness …

  1. Carolyn, with sympathy on the loss of your granddaughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family… Your blog is a nice tribute to her. Take care.

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  2. My dearest Carolyn, you and the family have been on my heart so often this last week. Each and every time I think of you all I say a prayer. You have written wise words in this post and it is my sincere hope things indeed will get better with each passing day.

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  3. I’m so very sorry to hear of this GREAT loss. 😦
    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    My mom lost two grandchildren (one was 2 years old and one was 19 years old)…she said she’d lost her parents and a few siblings, but the deaths of children and grandchildren are the hardest. 😦

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    1. I agree with your Mom; we’ve also lost both sets of parents and some siblings, but – we lost two girls, ages 6 and 7, and now our granddaughter – and they are the hardest. Thank you for thinking of us.

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