Thought For A Sunday: My Grandma…

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My thoughts today are for one thing only.

My lovely Grandma.

Grandma passed away this week.  She had been with my Grandpa for 70 years. It was heartbreaking seeing my Gramps whispering into the ear of my Grandma in her final hours, and hear him telling her to go fly – fly like the little 'dickie birds' she used to cut up bread for to feed in her lovely back garden.

Grandma's spirit finally flew on Friday morning.  It was such a beautiful, Spring day.

Rest in peace my lovely, kind, sweet, gentle little Grandma Edna…

Grandma Edna, 15 April 1920 – 11 March 2011


Grandma and Grandpa on their wedding day...

All my love,

Annabel xXx


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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.

32 thoughts on “Thought For A Sunday: My Grandma…

  1. Very sorry to hear about your grandma. One thing to remember about our relatives though, is how we inherit some trait, some quirk, some tiny little things, from them, which keep them alive. It can be a laugh, a smile, our stubbornness, our determination, our love for a particular thing, perhaps a shared talent. It carries on, and sometimes a little trait can pop up somewhere along the family blood line when we least expect it. Your grandma lives on, through you and your family. My thoughts are with you though, at this time. x

  2. I feel so much and so many mixed emotions for you. It is so heartbreaking to no longer be able to touch, see, talk to our loved ones. The love you feel goes on and a little part of you is with her in your memories.
    You seem to be such a brave woman.
    With love and sympathy

  3. What a lovely post! I lost my gran in January and was so sad for weeks, time helps but you never forget them. I read the following at her funeral – ‘grandparents hold our hands for a short while but our hearts forever. Anon.’ Thinking of you at this sad time Sangeeta x

  4. Oh Annabel I am so sorry. It sounds like she had such a lovely life, and what a wonderful way to fly away, with the voice of the love of your life in your ear. Thinking of you and your family and sending you so much love xxx

  5. So sorry for your loss. It’s heartbreaking when you lose someone you love, she will always be with you even though you can’t see her.

  6. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I really do understand – I recently blogged about my grandmother and how much I missed her and she’s been dead for 5 years now. They leave a huge hole I’m afraid – but lots of happy memories. I feel so lucky to have had her for so much of my adult life.

  7. What a beautiful post. I’m so sorry for your loss but what a life full of love she must have led. How lucky that your grandparents had so many years together and that your children got to know their great grandparents too.

  8. I agree with everyone else – what a lovely, heartfelt post. It brought tears to my eyes. What a lovely tribute. 70 years together is just amazing x

  9. Really sorry to hear of your loss. The loss of a grandmother is heartbreaking, my thoughts and prayers are with you & your family.

  10. You’ve really made me think about how much I miss my Nana. Your Grandparents were amazingly lucky to have so much time together – 70 years is incredible. Hope you’ve coped with this hard week. Donna x

  11. Oh Annabel, this is so sad to read. My thoughts are with you and your family. I saw my Nan do the same thing when my Grandad passed, holding his hand etc. God bless your Grandma xx

  12. I read this post earlier and had a little cry. I had to wait until the children were tucked up in bed to get my thoughts in order and leave a comment.
    I saw your messages on Twitter and FB this week and had you and your family in my thoughts.
    My Great Aunt passed away at the beginning of this month. As the ‘matriarch’ of the family, her death shook us all to the core. I’ve found it so very painful to watch the grief and hurt of my own mother and grandmother over the last few weeks. Talking things through with my 6 year old and fielding all sorts of questions about why people get cancer and why doctors can’t always fix it has been challenging to say the least.
    My intention wasn’t to turn this comment into something about me. What I’m trying to say is that I understand what you’re going through to some extent and that I hope things get easier for you and your loved ones in the coming weeks.
    Sending virtual hugs, Loveaudrey xxx

  13. PS – had some wonderful chats with Gramps this weekend – we are lucky girls to have them in our lives! Hope to see you soon – love from your favourite sister xxx

  14. I lost my grandma this month 4 years ago and it always feels so fresh every year. I miss her. I am praying for you and your family. God Bless.

  15. You have made some major life changes as of late and I know your Grandma was very proud that you are making changes in your life to be the happiest version of you! It takes courage to be a lady in this day and age and your Grandma was just that! While your heart is hurting, know that you are held in my thoughts!

  16. I’m sorry I’m late with this Annabel but I just wanted to say again that my thoughts are with you all. Such a sweet post and so lovely that she got to meet your two beautiful little girls. What an inspiring marriage, I hope that we are as happily married in 70 years 🙂 Lots of love xx

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