Saturday, February 27, 2016

Tough Week

We are back home at our place now.  It has been a tough week this week for mum.  This time last week her lovely dad Gdad died peacefully.  Mum was lucky that she was able to make it up to his place in time to spend his last day with him.  It sure was tough, but such a privileged to be by his side holding his hand and telling him how much he was loved as he passed.

This is mums mum and dad on their wedding day.  Dad was 19 and mum was only 17 - and they had to get a court order in order to get married, and they did not have their parents permission.  Their landlords were their witnesses with only a couple of mums sisters there.  Mum was pregnant with big uncle and their marriage lasted for 44 years until Mum died in 1995.  They sure look sweet in this photo - quite the lookers!!

Dad was lucky.  He found a lovely lady to love in the last year of his life.  So there is still hope in your 70's of finding true love.  She looked after him and made him very happy.  How lucky to have two lovely ladies in his life.

We love you Gdad.


  1. Ah! Poppy!x I was just thinking of you and Mum.
    Just making a curry, in the kitchen, and popped
    up to see if anyone had posted!
    AND! here you are. Bless!x
    So pleased it all went o.k. And a lovely little
    story about Mum and Dad...Love Dads hair..Oh! Yes!
    Really cool! And, Mum looks lovely...19 and 17..
    And, 44yrs married..That's a bit special.

    Anyway! Lovely to have you both back...Good Luck!x

  2. Poppy, so nice to hear from you! But I must disagree with your mum. You gdad had 3 lovely ladies in his life, that includes your mum!

  3. Good to hear that your GDad had lovely good ladies in his live that cared for him.
    We agree that your Mum is included ;)
    We are happy she was able to spend time with him and say goodbye.
    Bet you are happy,though, to have her back home.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  4. Julie, what a wonderful sharing of your dad (and mum) you've written through Poppy. That's such a great photo, they certainly were a very good looking couple. I like to think that your mum was waiting to greet him, when he passed. Continued prayers, purrs and Light to you and your family. Peace.

  5. What a sweet looking couple your human's parents were, Poppy. I'm so sorry for her loss.

  6. We've been thinking of you and your Mum, Poppy--we're glad you are both home safe and sound. 44 years married--Mommy is impressed and hopes she and Daddy are together and happy that long, too.
    Take care.

  7. Your mum's parents were a lovely looking couple, Poppy.

  8. {{HUGS}} mum knows what you are going through. It is all hard to lose a Dad.

  9. I'm glad you made it up to see your dad. 44 years together is pretty impressive. ((HUGS))

  10. How wonderful their marriage lasted so many years. We are sad for the loss of your mom's father.

  11. We are so sorry for your Mum's loss, Poppy. Losing a father is very hard, but we are glad she was able to be with him before he passed. Sending lots of love and hugs.

  12. It's good to read that your mum was able to say good-bye to Gdad. It's important to be able to tell someone how much they are loved. I like the picture: a young (very young!) couple at the start of their adventure, an adventure that lasted almost half a century. They were very fortunate.