I miss you Gran

Personal Post….

Today is the 10 year anniversary for my Gran passing. Daphne was my mom’s mom and I miss her every day. It feels surreal to think it’s been ten years already.

We found out she had Pancreatic Cancer and 3 months later she was gone.

My gran was one of the most amazing woman… well obviously…she raised my mom and my mom’s pretty incredible.

She loved the Durban July Horse Races. We would sit in her home and watch it on TV whilst doing a fun family bet on the horses.

Wimbledon is not the same without her, but I still love it. We would sit and watch the tennis with huge bowls of strawberries and cream. I still do this today in her honour.

I have inherited her hands, nails and skin and I’m thrilled about this. As a little girl I used to love looking at her long strong natural nails painted in different corals and red… when I look at my hands today I recognize them. She hardly had any wrinkles…I’m hoping my skin will be the same.

I’ve also inherited her baking gene. My gran used to bake the most amazing cakes and cookies and other delights. I love baking more than I love to cook… I just don’t have the time and my waistline is very happy about this.

She loved olives. We would sit out in the sunshine and polish off a huge tub of olives.

She also taught me that you can tell a lot about a man by looking at his shoes and his hands. You can tell if hands are kind and you can tell that if he looks after his shoes…he has respect for himself and will for you too. It’s something I’ve never ever forgotten.

My only regret is that I had always said to her that as soon as I got my drivers license, I would pick her up and take her out for a tea and muffin. I never got to do that. I got my drivers license, but she was too sick to get out of bed.

I miss you Gran, but I feel you around me often. I hope I’ve made you proud so far.

I love you.

I lit a candle in her memory… next to a photo I have of her, my little sister and I on my 9th Birthday

I received this very kindly on twitter: “Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.” ~ Author Unknown

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