This is not about gear, not about films, not about learning…purely a post about something profoundly sad that happened to me today. My beloved Grandma Sarah Bloom passed away after a short illness. My Nana was very special to me, as were all my grandparents. She was my last surviving grandparent and I am devastated that she is gone. They were part of an era who went through so much, specifically World War II.
She was a wonderful woman who I obviously knew all my life. I wish I was back home with my dad right now to give him a big hug as I know he is feeling utterly empty.
With all of my grandparents now passed away it really feels like a massive part of my life has gone. I miss them all so much and like everyone at times like these wish I had spent more time with them, but as our lives get busier we find it harder and harder to see the ones we care about, never a good thing. I knew when my dad phoned me at 10pm his time what he was going to say. We have expecting this for a while but it is never the less deeply shocking when it actually happens. She lived a full life all the way to 90 and she went peacefully so I cannot be sad about that, just the end of an era.
I have wonderful memories of my Nana and will remember her will such love for the rest of my life. Can’t believe she is gone. Treasure your family and friends and savour every moment with them.
Thanks so much for the wonderful comments below. Means a lot to me and I will make sure Dad reads them too, He will be touched.
This is her with my dad on her last birthday in April this year.