Remembering Grandma Corcoran

The saddest part of losing someone we love is losing them, but the happiest part, the part which brings us peace and consolation, is keeping their memory alive through stories, pictures and the people they leave behind. We must remember that this time, this time we call Life on Earth, is only temporary. When we lose someone it is painful and a part of us sometimes dies with the person we love so dearly, however we must focus on the light that will come from the darkness of our pain from the loss – the light that is Heaven and that is where we will, we will, meet our loved ones again someday.

I will never forget my Grandma Corcoran and the bond we shared. I feel especially close to her because of my weekly dinner visits and our long talks about family, life and the loss of her forever love – her husband, Andrew. Her personality and zest for life were always so inspiring to me, as was the incredible love and comfort she brought into my life during our time together. I remember her during funny moments that make me smile and I remember her when I visit her grave which makes me sad but I am comforted when I can imagine her taking her 2 hands – one on each of my cheeks – holding my face in them so gently and saying ‘Stop, stop, I am good, see! I am good and it will be okay!’

-Noreen Mary Johnson