Thursday, 4 December 2008
Not time to do much crafting today - I finshed this lavender heart from an old torn tablecloth last night, but today we have to go to a funeral of my moms cousin.
She was 89 and a formidable lady - I think bringing children up during the war , whilst husbands were away fighting had this effect.
Although I didnt get to see much of her, she was responsible for restoring my sanity at a very stressful point of my life when I was thirteen.
My beloved Grandad had died and my very own formidable Grandma had moved in with us, I can see now that she was grief stricken but to a thirteen year old she was angry, bitter and almost nasty.
The atmosphere in our house changed overnight and stayed that way for fourteen months - until moms cousin, meeting us by accident in town saw how drained we all looked. She insisted on coming to stay with Grandma but only if she would return to her own home for the fortnight.
Grandma reluctantly agreed, had a fantastic time and stayed at her own house after that, restoring all our relationships and sanity.
I had a fantastic relationship with Grandma after that and miss her every day - its just we couldnt live together.
So I am going to say thank you for this effort she made for us all to help rebuild our lives.
Isn't it amazing what one small act can have over a lifetime. I'm sure there is a lesson to be learned.