Today I’ve got to do something I wish I didn’t have to do… but I’ll suck it up and do it and I’ll do it with every ounce of my being.
Today I’ve got to deliver the eulogy for my grandmother… She passed away a week ago at the age of 85. She was an amazing woman who was always there for her family. Always putting them first no matter what she might want. The last week has been a roller coaster for me – and to be honest, I didn’t expect it to hit me so much… I guess I’m realising my loss now more than ever. I‘m also realising that I didn’t know as much about my Nan as I thought I did. Sure I knew her as the kind, loving Grandmother whose main aim was to make ensure that everyone had a full stomach, and an abundance of hugs and love. I know she was one that always encouraged us to chase our passions… even when she had no idea what I was talking about with computers and stuff.
This week has made me reflect on life a bit… and I offer to you, my readers a thought. Take the weekend off… take it and spend it with your family. Ignore the phone, the emails, the work, because it will all be there just the same on Monday. Take the time and spend it with those you love, and tell them you love them.
I wish I had taken more time with my Nan to do that.
Thank you to all my friends, both locally and around the world. Those of you who’ve sent me messages of support, txts, facebook comments, everything. I’ve been so very lucky to have you all and appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Thanks to those very special close friends who’ve been calling me up and checking to see how I’m doing… I certainly appreciate the love I’ve been shown.
Thank you for sharing this and the photo. Grandparents seem to bring a different perspective on life. Probably because of the trials and sufferings they have gone through. Now it is our turn to suffer in the loss of them. They can leave a big hole.