Saturday, 3 October 2009

Gran

Sorry not felt like blogging this last week.

My Gran passed away yesterday - thankfully peacefully.

I'm very proud of my Gran, and sad we missed alot of time together following my mum and dads divorce - silly how things work out with families isn't it. Arn't we all very childish and petty! Lessons learnt yet again, but importantly we all made peace last year - and thankfully I saw my Gran when she was alert and chatty, which I think made her happy too.

Anyway, I'll pop on a few cards in the next couple of days to let you know I'm still working (of course!).

In the meantime, this is my Gran, rest in peace:

http://www.debra.org.uk/debra-history.html

xxxxx

25 comments:

Foil Play said...

So sorry to hear that, Leonie - {{hugs}} to you

chrissie's crafts said...

So very sorry to hear nan has passed away Leonie
Love,Hugs and very best wishes to you all
Chrissie x

Joanne said...

Dearest Leonie, I am truly sorry to hear about your gran but so glad that you got to spend 'luv' time with her. Those moments are your memories now and they will bring you smiles.
hugs from me xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Sorry to hear the news of Gran passing away. Thinking of you and your Family
Hazelxoxo

Vince B said...

Sorry to hear the sad news Leonie Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
Vince X

Debbie said...

Leonie
I am so sorry to hear this and am thinking of you and your family. I know the Debra charity well - we raised money for it a couple of years ago at our work as a workmates child had it.
I am so glad you managed to seal the family bond again and have precious time with your Gran xx

lesleyanne said...

so sorry to hear your news Leonie
look after your self
hugs lesley xx

Leonie said...

Thank you everyone for your comments, I have many happy memories of my Gran when I was little, and know she helped me understand how we need to respect people with disabilities from being a little girl. I wish I had a handful of her strength and resolve. I'm so glad the Debra charity has been so successful - it meant my Auntie's suffering was not in vain, and my Gran really made a difference to provide help for other children like Debra.
xx

Shirley D said...

Sending you healing, warming, comforting and strengthening thoughts, Leonie.

I have a past connection with one of the 'butterfly' girls - her story is on the Debra site.

Thank you for bringing us this news - the pride your family must feel will help you all through.

I do hope there will be some well-earned pieces in the press over the coming weeks as such a life of dedication to others is deserving of many mentions.

Joy said...

So sorry to hear that your nan has passed on. Thank heavens for memories, they really do help us get through the grief & pain of loss.
Love & Hugs xxx

Debsg said...

So sorry to read your news Leonie. Glad you got to spend time with her recently though. My own parents divorced and I never saw my paternal grandparents after that. I always found that sad. Your gran sounds a wonderful woman. ((hugs))

Lindsay Mason said...

So sorry to hear your sad news Leonie. As others have said, you must have been very proud of your gran and she sounds like a remarkable lady.
Looking forward to seeing you next week and sending you hugs from both of us, Lindsay x x

Tracy said...

Sorry to hear Your news Leonie. Paul and I send our condolences to you and your family at this time. You are in our thoughts.
Love Tracy x

jordiegirl said...

Sorry to hear your sad news Leonie, my thoughts are with you.

Yes people are very silly and childish at times and it causes rifts in families which are sometimes never repaired in time. I speak from experience regarding my mother and my eldest half-brother, very soon after my younger half-brother's passing in 1965.

It was a double sad time for me because I lost two brothers more or less at the same time because of a silly little argument which was blown out of all proportion and I was only 9 and a half at the time!!!

It's better to forgive and forget.

Lots of Love to and yours at this very sad time.

Jordiegirl

Doodles said...

Dear Leonie, here is a big cyber hug
(((((LEONIE))))) .

So So Sorry to hear your sad news.
My heartfelt sympathise are with you and your family.

My very best wishes lots of love
Sharon xx

cheryl said...

My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. As time goes by may memories and momentos of happy times you spent together bring you comfort. Cheryl x

Terrie B x said...

So sorry to hear your sad news Leonie:(
May you find comfort knowing others care....
Sending our condolences...
Scott & Terrie
Take Care x

sharon said...

So sorry to hear that Leonie. Take care, love Sharon xx

Helena said...

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Sending hugs, tea and cake.
Take care,
((()))

Momiji said...

so sorry to hear your sad news Leonie and just to say my thoughts are with you at this time.

Beverley said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, Leonie - will be thinking about you and your family

Lil' Ol' Me said...

Sorry to hear about your Gran Leonie. I have just read about her on the site and it looks like she was one amazing lady.
Hugs for you.

sme said...

Dear Leonie
So sorry to hear about your Gran.
My thoughts are with you.
OXOXOXOX.

bananafrog said...

Leonie, just saw the news of your gran. What an inspirational woman she was. I am glad you got to spend time with her.

Sue said...

Sorry to hear of the loss of your Gran. What an inspirational woman she was.