Goodbye

Goodbye

It’s been a sad week in the gremlin household as my lovely Grandma passed away in the early hours of Thursday morning. We were ready for it as she had been unwell for the past 2 weeks. Not eating well, very confused suddenly and just not right. She seemed to just shut down. It was her time. She was calm, didn’t appear to be in any pain and it was extremely dignified. This makes it easier but doesn’t make the sadness go away.

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She was 95 years old and had lived such a long, healthy life but it is so strange to say goodbye to someone who has always been there. With my Dad, her son and my Grandad also gone, it feels like the end of an era in someways. I had some of my best times at my Grandma and Grandad’s house up in Leeds as a child. It is hard to accept to accept that time is gone. It is my time now but sad they are not in it anymore.

I will write a post for my Grandma. So much to say about a spirited, grumpy, sweet-toothed lady who was such a big figure in my life.

I’m so glad my gremlin had over 2 years with her as after the death of my Grandad I do think she brightened my Grandma’s day.

Bye lovely Grandma; see you again at some I’m sure.
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  1. November 27, 2015 / 7:24 am

    Big hugs darling, death and dying is just such a rubbish part of life.Lots of love and I’m pleased to read she didn’t suffer and it was dignified.Keep strong my live. #binkylinky
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  2. November 27, 2015 / 10:19 am

    So sorry to hear your sad news. x

  3. November 27, 2015 / 11:32 am

    So sorry for your family’s loss. It’s always hard to say goodbye to someone who was such a big part of your life. A good life, lived well and worth remembering and celebrating.
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  4. November 27, 2015 / 11:42 am

    Og Sarah I’m so sorry to hear your sad news. It sounds like she went peacefully and what an age 95! My thoughts are with u and your family xxx

    • mm
      RunJumpScrap
      November 29, 2015 / 8:48 pm

      Thanks Sam šŸ™‚ Yes couldn’t ask for a better way and she was amazing to get to 95 xx

    • mm
      RunJumpScrap
      November 29, 2015 / 8:48 pm

      Thanks so much Emma x

  5. November 27, 2015 / 12:17 pm

    Sorry for your loss, she sounds like a wonderful woman and a warm connection to your childhood. I’m sure the gremlin did brighten her days. Hugs to you, #WotW
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    • mm
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      November 29, 2015 / 8:48 pm

      Thanks Jenni she was a trooper x

  6. November 27, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    Ah hon I am so sorry for your loss. Very sad time indeed but good to think about what a wonderful life she led and how lucky you were to be a big part of it. I am sure you will always remember her with smiles. Big hugs xxxx
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    • mm
      RunJumpScrap
      November 29, 2015 / 8:46 pm

      Thanks Caroline Very sad but so true she had an amazing life. Will miss her x

    • mm
      RunJumpScrap
      November 29, 2015 / 8:45 pm

      I do thanks lots hun x

  7. November 27, 2015 / 7:23 pm

    Sending hugs, losing a much-loved grandparent is so tough. But like you say she got two years with Gremlin and I’m sure that was fab for them both. Take care x #wotw
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    • mm
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      November 29, 2015 / 8:44 pm

      It really was and thanks for the kind comment x

    • mm
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      November 29, 2015 / 8:43 pm

      Thanks Kim I really do x

    • mm
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      November 29, 2015 / 8:42 pm

      Thanks lots Beth x

  8. November 27, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. The Tubblet, who is reading this over my shoulder, sends you a hug
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    • mm
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      November 29, 2015 / 8:42 pm

      Thanks so much and hugs back x

  9. November 27, 2015 / 9:20 pm

    Oh Sarah; really sorry to hear. It doesn’t matter how ‘prepared’ one can be for these things, it can still sweep your feet out from under you. So lovely you have those gorgeous photos of you on your special day. With your Granddad now. Big hug to you from across the oceans. xx
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    • mm
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      November 29, 2015 / 8:41 pm

      It’s hard to be prepared and being so tired meant I was a bit of a wreck. Thanks so much and I’m so glad I have the memories and she is with my Grandad x

    • mm
      RunJumpScrap
      November 29, 2015 / 8:39 pm

      Thanks so much Louise x

    • mm
      RunJumpScrap
      November 29, 2015 / 8:39 pm

      Thanks Emily x

  10. November 27, 2015 / 10:04 pm

    Oh Sarah I’m so sorry. I’m glad to hear she went peacefully. Even when you are expecting it it still hurts. I hope you are doing ok (or as well as can be expected) RIP
    Debbie x
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    • mm
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      November 29, 2015 / 8:37 pm

      Thanks Debbie and thinking of you too x

  11. November 28, 2015 / 3:02 am

    I’m a sorry for your loss and my prayers are with your heart. Sending you hugs right through my computer! And warm thoughts of your grandparents reuniting. šŸ™‚

    • mm
      RunJumpScrap
      November 29, 2015 / 8:37 pm

      Thanks so much and that thought is very comforting x

  12. November 28, 2015 / 1:41 pm

    Oh Sarah, it’s always sad to lose a loved one, no matter how old they are. I love the way you describe your Grandma ‘a spirited, grumpy, sweet-toothed lady ‘, she sounds like she was a right character. It must be a comfort to you that she passed away calmly and quietly, I do sometimes wonder if when we die of old age we except it easier and sort of drift away as opposed to fighting the inevitable.

    Hope you have a better week next week.

    xx
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    • mm
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      November 29, 2015 / 8:32 pm

      She was fabulous! tehe. It was such a comfort she passed so calmly. I really agree with your last point. Thanks and have a good week too x

  13. November 28, 2015 / 2:48 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss,
    She sounded such a lovely lady.
    I still miss my Grandad loads too.
    Sending hugs xx

    • mm
      RunJumpScrap
      November 29, 2015 / 8:29 pm

      It’s hard isn’t it? I bet you had such good times. Thanks lots x

  14. November 28, 2015 / 6:14 pm

    Sarah such a beautiful post, Chris’s grandma went much the same way we just sat with her as she slipped away. So sad but so very dignified. Sending you and your family love at the this sad time. But remember the good times they really help x
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    • mm
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      November 29, 2015 / 8:28 pm

      Thanks Sarah. I’m glad you had a similar experience; it is so dignified. You are very kind xx

  15. Nige
    November 29, 2015 / 8:54 am

    So sorry for your loss thanks for linking to the Binkylinky X

    • mm
      RunJumpScrap
      November 29, 2015 / 8:26 pm

      Thanks very much xx

  16. December 16, 2015 / 8:55 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Sarah. I recently commented on your post about your Granddad, as he reminded me of my own. Unfortunately we lost him last week (on a Thursday as well). I’m so happy Caspian and I got to see him one last time only a couple of weeks ago. He made it to 97, and generally had a good life. We’ll be flying back for the funeral this weekend.

    Nadia – ScandiMummy xx
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