Followers

Monday, 23 July 2007

A Special Birthday...


We missed a special birthday whilst we were away on holiday.


Our eldest granddaughter would have been 14 on the 20th July, so today I took her some flowers, as I always do on her birthday, and left her a little note saying we hadn't forgotten it's just that we were away on her birthday.


I spent some time talking to Sophie and Reece, telling them what's been happening since I was last there, then said my farewells and promised to be back on the 30th August with flowers for Reece's 17th birthday.



Our beautiful grandchildren are resting behind this country church, surrounded by views like this


I miss them.


36 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh honey i am so sorry for your loss. i cannot even begin to imagine the pain you must feel. sending hugs...

smiles, bee

Miss Understood said...

There isn't anything more terrible than losing children or grandchildren. My heart goes out to you, it really does. x

Akelamalu said...

Thank you both, Bee and MissU. I'm not too sad, it's been a long time (11 years), and time does heal. I just wanted to mark Sophie's Birthday up on my blog, as I will do with all our grandchildren. x

Skittles said...

Welcome back and "hugs."

Akelamalu said...

Thanks skittles x

elena jane said...

the views near the church are lovely....

Catch said...

Oh akelamalu, I am so sorry. I know this is heartbreaking. Im sure time makes it easier but you never get over the loss. My prayers are with you Sweety. My best friend lost her 5 year old grandson last year and its still so painful for her. he was such a bright little boy. We take comfort in knowing he is with our blessed Lord now and no longer suffering.

ciara said...

(((akelamalu)))i'm so sorry. the lost of children/grandchildren is not easy. i can't even imagine.

they were definitely blessings!

julia said...

A beautiful spot to visit them, and I know they can sense your visits. Every time you think of them you are joined in the blink of an eye. And time will be as if it never passed when you rejoin them someday.

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Big hugs to you. I would imagine that enduring what you have makes you that much more grateful for what you've got. I'm so sorry your family had to go through that.

RUTH said...

I can't imagine the loss of a grandchild but know the memory of them must always be with you. Sending {{HUGS}}
Rx

Linda said...

I never know what to say when reading about losses such as this other than sometimes people come into our lives for such a short period of time but they were there for a reason, there is always a reason.

Your grandchildren have a beautiful resting place and I am sure that they enjoyed your visit tremendously as I have no doubt that they know you were there.

God bless you and your family.

CS said...

I'm so sorry. Life can be so very fragile.

la bellina mammina said...

My thoughts are with you. My (late) husband's 9th anniversay is on friday, and I always feel sad and melancholic when the day approaches.

lettuce said...

theres so much sadness in life sometimes, thinking of you Lulu. Its a lovely resting place for them.

Akelamalu said...

Elena Jane> they are, you can see right across the moors. :)

Akelamalu said...

Dear Catch I feel so for your friend. We are blessed to have our angels if only for a short time.

Akelamalu said...

Ciara yes they were, and they taught us so much in such a short time.

Akelamalu said...

My thoughts entirely Julia thankyou for putting them into words. x

Akelamalu said...

the rotten correspondent oh yes it has made us appreciate every single day with the rest of our grandchildren.

Akelamalu said...

Thanks for the hugs Ruth, you know only too well any loss of a loved one takes a piece of you too. x

Akelamalu said...

I too am very philosophical about life Linda, I too believe there is a reason for everything that happens in our lives, because this life is just a learning curve for something so much better. It doesn't stop it hurting though does it? :(

Akelamalu said...

cs yes it is. x

Akelamalu said...

Ah my dear Bella it must be so hard for you. Then as time passes we get to remembering only the good times don't we?

Akelamalu said...

Bless you Lettuce, it is a lovely place and I always feel close to them in the little churchyard - it's so peaceful.

la bellina mammina said...

It's best that way Akela..

Akelamalu said...

It is Bella, it is. xx

Pig in the Kitchen said...

You are remarkable. I visited a churchyard on my trip back to UK where someone very special is buried...I don't come away overjoyed, it just stokes the pain.
Pigx

crazy working mom said...

My thoughts go out to you and your family. I can only imagine how difficult this was for all of you.

MarmiteToasty said...

((((ake))))))) so sorry for your loss..... words never seem enough, a hug would mean more, but me arms aint that long.....

I have 4 maties that have lost children this past 18 months...... 3 of which have been my minded nippers.... sometimes life aint fair....

much love to you xxxxxxxx

Akelamalu said...

pig in the kitchen I'm sorry your loss still pains you so much. It never does go away but it does get easier to bear in my experience. x

Akelamalu said...

Thanks crazy working mom.

Akelamalu said...

I felt the hug Marmie. x

It must have been very difficult for you too, you must have loved those little ones too. Have a hug yourself honey.

Shaz said...

So sorry I missed this post earlier, you are in my thoughts & thank you for sharing x x x

Akelamalu said...

Aw Shaz thank you for your thoughts. x

somebody said...

酒店經紀人,菲梵酒店經紀,酒店經紀,禮服酒店上班,酒店小姐,便服酒店經紀,酒店打工,酒店寒假打工,酒店經紀,酒店經紀,專業酒店經紀,合法酒店經紀,酒店暑假打工,酒店兼職,便服酒店工作,酒店打工經紀,制服酒店經紀,專業酒店經紀,合法酒店經紀,酒店暑假打工,酒店兼職,便服酒店工作,酒店打工,酒店經紀,制服酒店經紀,酒店經紀