Saying Good-bye to Another Dad

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Our children had four grandfathers because of our unique blended family. If you don’t already know our story read it here.  Hank is my first husband’s father, and he was the last one of the grandpas to die.

Hank with my children Matt and Jess Hank with my children Matt and Jess

That was three years ago today, and it was one of my hardest losses. Here are a few of the reasons I loved him:

  • When I was dating his son, he accepted our relationship before anyone else did. He was willing to acknowledge that his son loved me, despite me being seven years younger and having braces on my teeth!
  • Behind his WWII era stoicism, he was a softy inside – maybe that is why he made such a good medic during the war.
  • Working with my father for years at the Wisconsin Gas Company, he never spoke an unkind word about my dad’s…

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About Sue Rosenbloom, M.A., CT

Thanatologist: Loss and Grief Coach - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007)- Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimers and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Marylhurst Gerontology Association * Oregon Gerontology Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher * Creative Writer
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