This is a personal and non-crafty post, so please feel free to skip if you are looking for creative inspiration today xxx
I lost my beloved grandad yesterday.
Grandad fell asleep just after lunch time holding the hands of my mum and dad.
Grandad I will miss you every single day
I will miss your oversized hands, the ones that taught me to fish, to play dominoes and cards, they built scaffolding dens in the garden, hid sweets and soothed scrapes
I will miss that cheeky smile, that heralded your tall stories and adventures. The smile that always lit up a room when we walked in to see you, the smile that you saved when we were disobeying Nanny and staying up late or chomping illicit wine gums.
I will miss that twinkle in your blue eyes when you helped us get into mischief and helped talk our way out of trouble, the same twinkle appeared when you let me sip your beer, stay up after the news to watch the cowboys when we had both been sent to bed, and when we ate more brambles than we brought home for the pies Nanny used to make.
And I will miss your huge heart, full of love and patience, you spent hours teaching us to swim and dive, you taught us to love camping and outdoor fun and never gave up.
You taught me so much grandad, about life and family ( cowboys and indians too!!!)
You will always be in my heart and have filled my head with so many happy childhood memories.
You were never one for saying good bye and always preferred to say God Bless
So, God Bless Grandad - I love you with all my heart xxx