I am sure I am not the only one who loves a good florist and although this was under sad circumstances, it was still nice to feel inspired again. It really doesn't take much for me to get inspired/being distracted/wanting to redecorate my apartment.
Signs of every kind.
Afterwards we went to a cafe which at 11am was packed with seniors and they actually start serving dinner from 1pm to cater for its aging clientele. I had a cinnamon scroll and a hot chocolate. Delicious.
On Thursday we had a lovely meeting with the priest (who also conducted my grandma's funeral) over 2 hours where we shared memories and went over how the funeral should be arranged. There were many stories I hadn't heard before and it was a great trip down memory lane. In his prayers the priest said that my grandpa will live on as long as someone is talking about him and I truly believe it. We will be celebrating a wonderful man and every tear shed is a sign of our sorrow. It is also important to remember that we all grieve differently and some may cry, others may smile with the memories and some may just go quiet. It is okay, there is no right way to grieve.
Here I am a pink little baby and he is a proud grandpa.
Here we are on his 65th birthday - I was 9 and had made a homemade birthday card of course.
Today it is time for the funeral. I am looking forward to it but I am also really scared because it is the final farewell. He was a very special man who taught me lots of things including fishing, dancing swing, how important it is to leave the sink clean after washing up and a good work ethic. He hid under the table with me when I was scared of Santa and he also told me my eyes would go square if I watched too much tv...=) There are so many memories and I am so grateful for every single one of them. We had 25 great years together.
I will leave you with his favourite poem that he recited very often.
"Every night has a morning,
Every day has a night.
Every smile has a tear,
Every hello a farewell.
Every sorrow has some joy,
Every yes has a no.
And best of all,
I have a friend like you"
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