Questi gioni quando vieni il belle sole
La la la la la-la-la la la la la
On days like these when skies are blue and fields are green
I look around and think about what might have been
And then I hear sweet music float around my head
As I recall the many things we left unsaid
It's on days like these that I remember
Singing songs and drinking wine
While your eyes played games with mine
Today Friday 21st September) marks the day that my wonderful Grandma was taken from us. 12 months have passed so fast, it feels like yesterday when we taking my Grandma back and forth from the doctors and hospital to then spending the last days with her before her body couldn't hold on anymore. It was the most heartbreaking time and if she knew what was going on she would not have believed that she passed away on her 86th birthday! I remember that day like it was yesterday and it makes me so sad to think that she is no longer with us but happy that she is with my grandad. Loosing your grandparents is the hardest thing I have ever had to go through, they were my everything and everything I do is for them. They were the greatest people in our family and we miss them both so much, words cannot express how much we would love to see them again, say hi, give them a hug and tell them how much we love them, to be able to hold and see them one more time. We would give anything for that. I mean wouldn't you if it was somone who you loved and cared for? That goes without saying doesn't it.
I had planned to this start writing this post in September 'the birthday month' but that didn't happen for many reasons, I tried to write and it made me sad. So I thought maybe next year I'll right something but just now the day before I picked up my laptop and said to myself I was going to be brave, I put Matt Monr on my phone 'On Days Like These' are starting reminscing to the days the three of us (myself, grandma and grandad) would be watching The Italian Job and my grandad would be singing away and we would be smiling away and oh and my grandma miming because she couldn't sing! My grandad was the singer!
I could write a whole story about my Grandma but I'll leave that for another day but here is too my wonderful Grandma; Betty Hall (although she had many nicknames Bet, Betina, Mrs Hole all of them that my Grandad would call her) who rocked this world for 86 years being the most amazing mother, wife, friend and grandmother you could possibly ever want and need! Like my grandma and grandad would say 'they have had their time and now it's time to pass the batton on'.
Also the song 'On Days Like These' was my grandma's song. She loved Matt Monro.
21.9.31 - 21.9.17
I love you forever Grandma Betty.
One day I'll tell my own children how amazing you were and lucky I was to have you in my life.