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Chances are, you like most of us have grandparents who’ve passed, but while they’re not alive anymore you still feel their presence and come across reminders of them often. This is because our grandparents like many people in our lives who are closest to us, do not necessarily stop watching over us just because their lives have ended.

The bond a grandchild has with his or her grandparents is one that comes with unconditional love and appreciation like no other. While a lot of people get to grow up with their grandparents by their sides, most seem to be forced to deal with the passing of one or both grandparents while they’re still children themselves. This is a terrible pain that is very hard to deal with, facing grief at such a young age can cause a lot of struggles.

That being said, there is no doubt in our hearts that those we love the most are still here with us. They remind us every single day whether we stop to notice or not. A lot of people believe that in death our grandparents opt to become our spirit guides and help us through this world as we continue forth. They offer peace as we move through our day-to-day lives.

“The very old and the very young have something in common that makes it right that they should be left alone together. Dawn and sunset see stars shining in a blue sky; but morning and midday and afternoon do not, poor things.”
― Elizabeth Goudge

Grandparents might ‘die’ but are they ever truly dead? That feeling you get of their presence is no coincidence, they might not be ‘of this world’ anymore, but that doesn’t mean they’re not with you. They’re not as ‘dead’ as they seem, it’s more like they’re invisible, and you’re unable to speak without sending messages back and forth. You can communicate with them if you really push yourself to.

The people we care the most about in this world aren’t going to abandon us once all is said and done, even in the worst parts of life, they are by our sides. We should all take comfort in knowing that. Your grandparents are some of the most amazing people you will ever find in this world, if yours are still here with you please don’t forget to remind them of how important they are to you. They might be physically with you for now but that will not last forever, someday they too will become someone you will no longer be able to see.