Saturday, 19 October 2013

Tribute to a lovely lady

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[My sister Holly and I at the birth of our brother Tom, with our Gran Pat and Mum.]

This has been a much procastinated blog post. Partly because after a break in blogging (almost 2 weeks) it can be hard to get back into it; but mostly because I find it harder/ more time consuming to blog about the most important things, which in this case is my Gran Pat.

My Gran passed away a couple of Fridays ago. It was sudden and very sad. She was a very special lady that had a huge impact on all of our lives. She was generous, warm, loving and humorous, witty and clever. A great cook, wonderful host, lover of flowers, the colour blue and her family.

It’s really hard to write this post and feels really odd to speak in the past tense. The emotions are still very raw but the memories are lovely and comforting. It also has been great to spend a week and a bit down in Christchurch with family.

My Dad told me several times while we were down there that my Gran loved to keep up to date with happenings of our little family by reading my blog on the ipad that he bought her; so I guess it is fitting that I pay tribute to her here.

We love you Gran and will remember you always.

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[Photos of Gran in her younger years; as a baby, a toddler and on her wedding day. Is it just me or does the photo on the right look a little like Isabelle?]

I’ll be popping back here soon to share my 52 portraits for the last 2 weeks – all taken while down in Christchurch.

x

13 comments:

Sophie Slim said...

Oh Jenny I'm so sorry to hear that :( She sounds like a beautiful woman. xxx

Ange - Tall, Short and Tiny said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, thinking of you all xx

Sophie Slim said...

Oh Jenny I'm so sorry to hear that :( She sounds like a beautiful woman. xxx

Stacey Knight said...

sending love and hugs!! My nan passed away a year ago this month, i was very very close to her! Thinking of you and your family

Stella R said...

xxxx love to you all

Roslyn said...

Oh Jen so sorry to hear that news :( Sending lots of love and hugs to you! xox

Bron said...

Thoughts with you. x

Amy Seven-Stitches said...

When real life steps in, it's good to let the blogging take a back seat. I'm sorry to hear about your Gran. I hope you were able to take lots of time together as a family ot remember her.

Jess B said...

Oh Jen, I'm so sorry. I'm glad you were able to spend a good amount of time together with your family. It sounds like you had a fabulous Gran. We will be praying for you and your family. xx

Leonie said...

Thinking of you all xx lovely tribute xx

offsquare said...

Such a beautiful tribute! So sorry to hear of your loss. You must miss her so much xoxo

Deb said...

I just came across your blog today because everyone is talking about your giveaway!! I'm so sorry for your loss, what a special lady. Good Grandparents are thin on the ground in our family, and when I read about someone like your Gran, I hope and pray that my kids have children so that I can be an awesome Granny!! It's so inspiring to see how an effect a loving grandparent has. Love and hugs xxxx

thingsforboys said...

So sorry to hear Jen! Thinking of you xx