Today is the 7th anniversary of my beautiful Nan’s passing and I just wanted to write a quick blog post to talk about her and my thoughts about grandparents.
Grandparents are super special aren’t they? They’re the ones that brought your parents to this world, they the ones that raised your parents with lots of love. They’re the ones that pick up the pieces when your parents need 5 minutes, and they’re the ones that give you treats when your parents say no and give the best hugs.
My Nan was my absolute world, she was there for me when I was down, when I was happy and looked after me when I was young. When I was at uni, she was only a bus ride away which I loved. As a little girl I used to always remember we would have Irn Bru ice floats and watch Casualty. She was and still is in my eyes one of my favourite people ever. She would always brighten up the room and was loved by many. To this day it breaks my heart thinking about that day, I’m not going to repeat it but if you want to read here’s the post.
I have lost my Grandad and Grampa too but my Nan really affected me. I know it’s a horrid thought but the day my other Nan passes will be awful. Me and her have a connection, we share the same birthday and that will never be taken away.
This is my beautiful nan and my mum. My man holding my mum and my mum holding me. Haha can you spot the family resemblance.
Recently one of my friends lost his Grandfather, a figure in this life that he called his best friend. He was his carer for years and I keep messaging him to make sure he is okay, and today he said “truthfully, my heart feels completely broken”. That just really affected me.
Grandparents aren’t just your mum or dads parents, they’ve been there from day 1 too. They’ve seen you grow up, go through the emotions, make memories and given you the best advice.
This is a quote that I share every year on the anniversary and I think it’s so apt.
So after reading this, please go and say i love you to your grandparents.If you have a single grandparent that you don’t see often, go and ring them. If you see an elderly person, say hello it could make their day. Remember you could be just like them when you’re older.