Today was my Nan’s funeral and I surprised myself …
… I didn’t cry, I laughed!
I listened to the fond memories and stories of my Nan and I didn’t find my heart filled with sadness but instead happiness.
It helped me to remember all those wonderful things I had forgotten about her.
About the person she really was before the dementia stole her.
Her suffering for the last eight years was finally being laid to rest, and the lady I once knew could be celebrated and remembered for what she really was… An amazingly loving, gentle and caring woman.
When it came to the moment of silence, I chose to send her a mental message, a final farewell if you like.
I don’t know if I believe in the afterlife and I don’t know if she heard my message but it helped me to find peace and reassurance in the fact that I had finally said the things I wanted to, to her, to my Nan.
In loving memory of my Nan ‘Betty’ 12/09/30 – 24/02/13
Rest peacefully and give Grandad a kiss for me Nan x