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Wednesday, 22 April 2009

In memoriam

My grandad holding Lily when she was four days old. It is one of my favourite pictures of him. He adored babies and I am so sad that he will never get to hold my third child.
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My grandad passed away this morning. Although he has been ill, his death was rather unexpected and has come as a bit of a shock to us all. I was extremely fond of him and he will be sorely missed.
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"Farewell to Thee! But not farewell
To all my fondest thoughts of Thee;
..Within my heart they still shall dwell
....And they shall cheer and comfort me."
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...From "Farewell" by Anne Bronte, 1820-1849
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4 comments:

Fi said...

Really sorry to hear that. My great aunty (who I was close to) died on Monday (she too had been ill but it was unexpected) so I really understand how you feel about the fact that he won't get to meet number 3. However, he knew you were expecting and I am sure that made him very happy. And he got to meet Tom and Lily and had time to enjoy being a great grandad! Hope you're okay, times like this are never easy. x

Quidam_Ela said...

That's a lovely photo of Grandad. He's going to be missed by so many people.

Matthew said...

My thoughts are with you.

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

I am sorry for your loss. I know that is hard. :(

Thanks for correcting me on Beatrix! I totally missed that!