Today was my Great Grandmothers Funeral, and although this is really sad and we will al miss her greatly it was in fact a really lovely day. It was a celebration of her life more than anything. The weather certainly was great for it. I don’t know why but I always have an image of funerals being held in the rain with loads of people holding black umbrellas. This is probably the amount of movies and TV shows I’ve watched and that’s the way it’s portrayed.
I got to see a lot of my family who I haven’t seen in a while. It’s always lovely to see them. I even got to meet a few of the new arrivals who I have yet to me. Miss Savannah and Miss Robyn, my cousin’s newest little babies. I don’t know what it is with their genes but they both have the biggest and most beautiful eyes ever!
There was a lot of family there that I have never met. It’s hard to know everyone in my family because it’s so large. They actually said there are 72 children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren of my Gran. That’s mental. But I got to meet a few of them today which was really nice because it’ll probably never happen again there isn’t ONE person that’s links everyone together now that Gran has gone. I don’t know how she managed to remember us all. I always, always got a Birthday card until the past few years, but like they said at the funeral she stopped sending them because postage is getting far too expensive, which I have to agree I don’t really know how they justify charging that much money for stamps! £7.00 for 12 first class is ridiculous (I only know this because I work at Smiths LOL). As I was saying I don’t know how she managed to remember everyone there’s like a million children, grand children and great grandchildren before me and Megan so I find that truly impressive.
It’s the first time I’ve seen my Dad’s side of the family since I got put on the list and a lot of people kept commenting on the fact that I look really well and they would never guess that I needed a Heart and Lung transplant. Which is really great for social situations like that because I don’t like people to be constantly on the look out for the ill girl. But Like I was saying to Becky (my cousin) today though sometimes it doesn’t pay to not look ill. You get dirty looks when you park in disabled spots, and people get impatient when you walk slowly because you can’t walk any faster, elderly people give you dirty looks because you won’t stand for them on a bus, because you actually stand for that long. People are pretty judgemental and therefore always assume, your lazy or ignorant but they have Noooo idea :-/.
After the wake me, mum, dad, Candice (Big sister), Warren (Candice’s Fiancée), Jaydon (Nephew), Megan and James all went to Lyme Regis Beach which I haven’t been to in a few years. I was really enjoying it up until the point where we had to walk back up the beach. I completely forgot how hard it is to walk on sand and therefore severe chest pain ensued. It was not a fun experience but atleast I got an ice-cream out of it LOL.
Right that’s it from me today and I shall see you Sunday Blogland.