Sunday 1 April 2012

God Bless Grandad

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.

Dear Grandad

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


  1. I am so sorry to hear about your grandad!
    I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
    A big hug,

  2. Awww! So many lovely memories.
    I remember your grandads smile on a Saturday afternoon.
    Love to you and all of your family.

  3. Very touching post. I am sorry for your loss. Your granddad left you a great legacy.

  4. Have a tear rolling down my face, reading about your lovely Granddad, love and prayers with you at this sad time, xxxxx

  5. A beautiful tribute to your Grandfather. Am very sorry for your loss Tracey. Sending you hugs, Annette x

  6. So sorry Tracey for your loss, you have written a beautiful tribute to him
    Hugs Fleur xXx

  7. A wonderful and very touching tribute Tracey - it has brought tears to my eyes. My thoughts are with you - Sylvia x

  8. Oh Tracey I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. Your tribute to your Grandad brought tears to my eyes, so beautiful. love to you and all your family, hugs, Jane xxx

  9. So Sorry to hear your sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. A lovely tribute to your grandad xxx

  10. Sending many hugs and love to you and all your family. Your lovely grandad leaves a big space in your hearts, but this quote says it all I think.

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. ~From a headstone in Ireland


  11. So sorry to hear about your loss Tracey, such beautiful words and a great tribute to your grandad - he will be very proud xxx

  12. What a beautiful tribute Tracey and I'm sure he has felt every word. God bless your Grandad and love and peace to you and your family xxx

  13. Sending you and your family all our love and thinking of you all..

    A great tribute to your grandad, the memories will never be forgotten.

    Margaret and Brian.xx Give Alan a hug from us as well...

  14. I just wanted you to know that I am thinking about you & your family today. Your tribute to your Grandad was very touching.
    Big Hugs

  15. What a wonderful tribute you have written, it must have been hard to write but what a wealth of memories you have. Thank you for sharing them with us.
    One has only to look at the photograph of your Grandad and one can see his smile, the light in his eyes that lit up a room and the twinkle in them for you.

    God Bless.


  16. So sorry to for your loss - but such a wonderful tribute. hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  17. A beautiful tribute and post Tracey. My love and best wishes to you and your family at this sad time.

    hugs {brenda} xox

  18. Fond memories of Grandad's visits on Saturday's-HUGE hugs to you all...take care,
    Tracey xx

  19. Such sweet memories. Thinking of you and your lovely family. Sending much love. {hugs}


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