Not many words today as our little family start the week with a heavy heart. Yesterday we heard the sad news that we have lost a precious grandmother and great grandmother.
My stepfather Robin's mother died yesterday. I try never to use the word 'step' because in her eyes we were never step-grandchildren or my children 'step great grandchildren'. Both of Robin's parents let us call them Grandma and Grandpa and welcomed us 4 children unconditionally into their family 26 years ago. Grandma was truly a kind and gentle soul. She always saw the good in others and I have never heard her say anything even remotely negative about anyone. This January would have seen them celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary and I can only imagine what dear Grandpa is feeling today but through his grief yesterday Mum told me that he was still more concerned about others and asked after us all. He had also lost his best friend of many, many years 2 days earlier.
Grandma was tiny in stature but held such a giant space in our hearts.
It was a honour to be her grand-daughter.