I don’t often put personal stuff on my blog, but I just wanted to do a small tribute to my grandmother who passed recently. She had a great send off, her wake and funeral were both beautiful. She was much loved, and cherished, for all of her 86 years on this planet. She was the kindest, most gentlest soul, generous to a fault, and she never had a bad word to say about anyone. She really was like a Buddha.
In her late 40’s, she gave birth to twins (her 10th and 11th children). She suffered post-natal depression, was subsequently hospitalized and given electro-shock -in the late 70s. She was also prescribed all sorts of meds over the years. I know this affected her health, particularly in later years, as she developed memory loss and then dementia, however her spirit was so strong and she fought long and hard right up until the very end. She bore 11 children, and she had 36 grandchildren plus 16 great grandchildren (and I’m sure there are many more to come). She was a remarkable lady, we all loved her dearly, and will miss her so much. Her strength and generosity of spirit, her sense of charity, humor, and her kindness and character, will forever inspire me. She loved animals, her family, children, and music. In particular she loved Leonard Cohen, and this one was one of her favorite songs.
See you on the other side xx