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.
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.
"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."
...From "Farewell" by Anne Bronte, 1820-1849


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!