A to Z of Family – G is for Grandparents

Grandparents are one of the fundamental parts of a family unit.


Sometimes they keep everything together.


The little ones can twist them around their little finger.


They are also great at babysitting (!).


J & N are lucky and have 3 sets of grandparents.


Hubby’s Mum & Dad.


My Mum & Step-Dad.


My Dad & his partner.


I know some children aren’t so lucky though, but others have 4 sets.


Unfortunately hubby’s Mum passed away last year, just after we found out we were expecting N.


She passed away a couple of days after we had our early scan at 9 weeks pregnant.


She was in a hospice at the time as the cancer was taking over her.


We showed her N’s scan photo and told her his due date – her birthday – and she said, “That’s what I wanted”.


She knew she was dying. Though nobody had told her directly.


The next day she started going rapidly downhill.


The day after that, she passed away.


It sounds a bit cliche, but it made me feel at peace to think that she was making way for him to enter the world.


J wasn’t even 1 & a half years old when she left us, but we haven’t let him forget her. We talk about her a lot.


She absolutely doted on J.


The boys’ other grandparents do too.


Grandparents.


They make the world go round.

In memory of Grandma. 
(Sorry about the quality, it’s the only photo I could find)

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