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Friday, 10 January 2014

A Tribute To My Beautiful Nan




This week has been hard, my wonderful Nan sadly passed away on Wednesday night. She had been ill for a little time however our whole family, hoped and prayed she would get better. She was strong and had gone through a lot of problems with her health, she always battled on well however finally she slipped away from us.

Everyone says there grandparents are the best, but I have never met anyone like my Nan. She leaves behind a husband, a husband who she was married to for over 60 years and adored, 2 children, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grand children all who she cared about and loved very much. We are all truly blessed to have had her in our lives and we are all blessed to have spent part of our lives growing up with her.

She was a loyal lady who was loved and cared about not only by our family but by friends. She would go out of her way to help anyone she could possibly help and she always made sure she thought about others before her own needs. I personally do not believe that she had a selfish bone in her body. If you ever needed anyone, she was only a phone call away.

As hard as it is to except she has gone, I am blessed with many memories of her. I had her in my life for 22 years and in those 22 years she made some real impacts on me. Maxwell had her in his life for 2 years and although he may not remember her when he grows up, I am going to make sure he grows up knowing about her and why she was so amazing to us all. I am so glad my Nan actually got to meet Maxwell.

The best memories I have of my Nan are:

Her getting me into jigsaw puzzles - As a child I used to love doing jigsaw puzzles, I still do now however I barely have enough time to do them. She was the one who taught me to separate all the bits and turn them the right way up before doing the puzzle, she was the one who taught me to be the expert jigsaw puzzler I am now.

Her kindness:  Christmas 2013 when she was not so poorly, I sent her a plant... wishing her to get well. Sadly she was allergic to the plant and rang my mum up to explain that the plant was now outside and if I came round not to be offended. I doubt I would have noticed but she was never one to try and upset anyone. She was always very thoughtful.

Staying at my Nan and Grandads house : As a child I sometimes got to stay with my Nan and Grandad. They treated me like a little princess and I would enjoy lovely dinners as well as trips to the park near there house. I always remember going down the slide and I have very happy memories spending time with them. They also took me to Morrison's for lunch and I relate any Morrison trips to them as this was the only place they shopped at for so many years.

Dogs: My Nan and Grandad have always been huge fans of dogs, I remember once when they went on holiday we looked after there dog who was called Ben. He was a lovely dog and ate a lot of sugar puffs, he was a lot of fun. Maxwell's first experience meeting a dog was also at my Nan's, she was looking after my cousins dog. I remember Maxwell screaming and running after the dog in excitement. I loved watching the joy on his face.

Although my Nan is sadly not on this earth any more, I like to think she is looking down on us all and is guiding us on the right paths of life. I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for being part of my life Nan, thank you for being you. I love you and will miss you.
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  1. I'm so sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful post, your Nan would be proud xxxx

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  2. Nan's/Gran's are the most wonderful people. I lost my beloved Granny just after her 90th birthday, 10 years ago this May. I miss her every day, but I know she's looking down on me all the time, I'm sure your Nan is too

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  3. So sorry for your loss. Sending my condolences x

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