Its my Granda's birthday today, he would have been 87, he passed away on the 5th and it was the funeral yesterday. (the picture is from christmas 2006) I've had flu and had been in bed all week so wasnt sure if i could make it. But i did. I sat at the back of the church in my chair, with dad's help i managed the service. It was good to be able to say goodbye,and to meet extended family afterwards. In the past i wouldnt have been able to attend, as the 12 years in bed prevented me from being at any family gathering over the years. It felt no small achievement to be able to make it now. I think Granda would've been supporting me, as he always asked after me everyday and cared so much about wanting to see me recovering.
Debbie (my brother's girlfriend) made up a beautiful collage to represent my Granda Bill's favourite things, and printed it on an order of service. i suggested a poem for the inside and the dictionary definition of a Gentleman in words on the back cover. As Granda was such a gentle-man.
All in all we have come through some stressful weeks and months lately as a family. Thank you to everyone who left the comments on the previous post, i found it very supportive once i could get online and catch up on reading them all. it really helped to hear your words,speak again soon i hope, love k x