Friday, 15 August 2014

Word of the Week - August 15th


This week has been all about Family; the good and the not so good bits.

Our week began with the sad passing of my wonderful, brave and kind Nan-in-Law who lost her battle to cancer in the early hours of Saturday morning. I only had the privilege of knowing her for a handful of years but she became a good friend and was adored by my two children. My youngest is a little small to fully understand what's going on but my eldest knows and it's heartbreaking watching her realise that she won't see her again. It's obvious to say that she will be missed, but she really will leave a very large hole in our family.

The end of the week has closed on a slightly different note. The passing of my Nan-in-Law has made me think a bit about my own family and the stupidity of the feuds within it. After 15 years I doubt my "Uncle" (he's never been an Uncle to us), his family and ours will ever resolve our issues but I'm trying to make amends with my Granny. I haven't forgiven all that's gone on but yesterday I made the decision to visit my Granny after almost 2yrs without contact. It went much better than expected. Hopefully it's time for my family and I to move forwards.


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14 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss but glad that hopefully something positive will come of it. Sometimes life is too short to hold a grudge against people we (used to) love. X

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    1. Thank you. I totally agree, hopefully we've both taken the first steps in resolving it all :) x

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  2. I'm sorry about your loss. Families are often full of conflict unfortunately - it's a shame. Lovely you're on the road to making amends with your Granny. Hope that positivity continues for you x #WotW

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    1. Thank you sweet, I do hope that it continues in the same way. We've never been close but I'd like to at least be speaking x

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  3. So sorry to hear about your loss!
    Nice to hear that you are making amends with your granny x

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  4. I'm so sorry for your loss ((hugs)) lovely to hear that it's made you see things in another light, I hope you continue to get along x

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    1. Thank you hun, I hope things continue in the same way too x

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  5. So sorry for your loss, it does make you realise whats important though #WotW

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  6. So sorry to hear about your loss. Lovely that it has at least prompted you to make contact again with your granny, though, so I do hope that continues to go well for you all. I hope the funeral goes as smoothly as can be, and sending hugs to you all x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

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    1. Thank you lovely and thanks for having me x

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  7. I am so sorry for your loss. It is wonderful that you and your children have been in the company of someone who has made such a positive impact. I hope your resolution is well received by your gran, and wish you both happiness in rebuilding your family.

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