Firstly a word of warning for all you ‘criers’ out there reading my blog…. You will probably need tissues for this one!
It has been an incredibly sad week and it would be fair to say my family are all in shock still; the news has not quite sunk in.
My wonderful Grandma passed away last Monday (26th September) having been poorly in hospice for approximately 24 hours. She had been ill for some time but she certainly was not planning to leave us quite so quickly.
Last week she had a completely normal week- even went on a day trip to the UK to attend a friend’s funeral and she was out playing and (winning) bridge on Saturday night. By Sunday evening, she was deeply unconscious and just slipped peacefully away on Monday afternoon with most of her close family around her.
It has all just happened so incredibly fast, and especially being stuck away from Jersey and all the family, it is difficult to place everything in my head and believe what has happened. Her funeral is Friday 7th October, I just wish I was able to go.
There isn’t much I can say that will do her justice except that Grandma was such a wonderfully brave and strong woman. During the last couple of years, particularly since I have been ill too, we had become pretty close and I will miss her so much. She was always full of courage and optimism- right to the end. If I can be half the person she was, then I’m fairly sure I will get through whatever else life has to throw at me!
She is my role model and I cannot let these lungs beat me- as I will be doing it for her.
I could talk forever about Grandma but sometimes less is more…. And I will leave you with a couple of my favourite pictures:
I will update on my own situation in a few days.
Love Kerry xxx