Friday, 19 March 2010

today.....

i drove in to town to the repair shop with my grandparents clock on the passenger seat...

the movement of the car made it chime gently...




i have not heard that sound for many, many years....
i cried all the way there...

today is my grandad's birthday...
if he was still here he would want no fuss, no lavish gifts...
just time with his family who he loved so very much....

today i have been filled with a sadness of all the time that i could have spent with my amazing grandpa but didn't....
too busy...
life took over...

today i remembered all the amazing times i was lucky enough to share with him....
endless trips to the beach with the entire family...



including toby dog.....


blankets laid out, vast quantities of picnic food,, and then still finding room for fish and chips...

today i have been thankful for all that he passed on to me....
his green fingered wisdom...
his love of growing his own food.....



but today more than anything...

i have smiled and thought of how this year, this birthday, my grandpa will be spending his special day with my nana...

hopefully on a beach ....



together...

my whole family miss him...
we miss how he held us all together....

i miss him...
he loved me...
quietly....
endlessly...
without any fuss....

t x

9 comments:

deZeal said...

What a beutiful post... you made me think about my grandparents now. Thank you:)

s'me said...

*hug* thankyou. It never dawned on me that Rich could now spend birthdays with his father. You've lightened my world.

Thankyou.

*hug*

Scented Sweetpeas said...

aaahh, you have reminded me I must see my nans and grandads more often, thank you ! Lovely lovely blog. x

Amanda said...

Your post bought a tear to my eye. My grandad was clock mad, he repaired them and had so many. Chimes were a big part of the memories. He died when I was in my mid twenties, like you living young life, going out. I too wish there had been more time, still so many happy memories of childhood. Take care. x

Judith said...

Thinking of you. x

sue15cat said...

What a lovely post, a nice tribute to a lovely sounding man.

I hope they are as happy now, together, wherever they are, as they so obviously are in that lovely photo.

Sue xx

mollycupcakes said...

Sending you the biggest hugs ever lovely lady. That was a beautiful post and you're Grandad and Nana would be proud.
The last photo is wonderful they look so in love and i bet they cuddle up like that all the time in their own little piece of heaven.
Much love to you x x x
Catherine x

Liz said...

Very poignant post, especially as I have been feeling similar after the death of my own dad earlier this year.

stitchesoftime said...

My Grandad died over 20 years ago but I still remember him letting me help in his veg garden when I was little - he grew lots and lots of runner beans and tomatoes and I remember how wonderful those tomatoes smelt.Sending you big hugs.
Alison