As the title of this blog gives away, today is my Nan & Grandad’s Wedding Anniversary, so close to celebrating 70 years together but unfortunately she died 11 weeks ago now. However, this post is one of celebration, reflection and appreciation and of love not of loss.
What a blessing it is in life to find love, marry, have children and stay together to watch your children have children and then some of your grandchildren have children! 💞 Yet, I ponder, do some people take this chance in life for granted as if love, marriage and actually staying married, is a guaranteed part of life?
The day before my Nan died she said to me from her hospital bed:
“Me & your Grandad have had a happily life together. We still have love. We did everything we wanted to do, we travelled everywhere we wanted to go and we couldn’t of asked for a better family. I’ve had a good life.”
I wanted to share her words with you as a reminder for us all, as isn’t this all we can ask for when we look back on our lives? To be at peace with what we did, feel blessed with what we had & feel love for whom we shared it with too! 🙏
Her dying wish for me was to “meet someone nice and have a lovely little baby. But go out and live your life while your young and travel the world while you can.” – That is exactly what I’m doing, living my best life! I also pray, that one day I can meet a man who adores me just like Grandad still does Nan. Someone who loves me as deeply as he did/does her, regardless of her stubborness & specific ways in life, the traits she passed on to me! 😅
Romantic love is a beautiful thing – so if you have found it then treasure it, guard it, keep hold of it, nurture it & be grateful for it always! As you never know when someone may be taken away… 💯❣️✨– Helen’s Journey
Life is so precious and fragile, treasure who you have in it, as you never know what is around the corner!
I wrote a post after my uncles funeral because I was so touched from the sense of all the goodness he left behind. I called it “Deaths reminder to treasure loved ones and work towards the legacy you’ll leave behind” as I wanted it to be a gentle prompt to enjoy time with your loved ones, making precious memories and treasuring having them in your life. A reminder to hold them dear & be grateful for all the blessings they bring or challenges they bring – as they both make an impact on your life. Click HERE to read it.
I also wrote a collection of life reflections at Christmas time one year, that are really relevant every day of the year and very fitting with this message too. Click the blog title to read: Life is Fragile – treasure it!
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