14 years ago, granny was taken away but remains in our hearts forever. She is loved and missed every day and I thought today is as good as any day to tell you why her and my grandad are my brightest shining stars at night.

When I was younger and in primary school, there was no stress.

There were tears – however, that was only on occasions such as, when I had fallen in the playground. The cuts and bruises were only something small.

My mum would give me some Germolene cream for my grazed knee and of course, we all used to be given a wet paper towel for those injuries in school.

hand making a heart shape towards the sky

Losing Your Loved Ones Is Never Easy

Losing your loved ones is never easy. In the early hours of Sunday morning, a beautiful mother and nana was lay to rest. Her name was Kathleen. She was one of the loveliest and thoughtful women, who was the nana of her lovely grandchildren. One of these grandchildren is my boyfriend. In just over the two and a half years that I have known her, she always brought a smile to my face when entering and leaving the room.

Regardless of her illnesses, she was still the bubbly and talkative woman that everyone knew. She cared for her family, she attended church every week and she loved her cat Sooty very much. Now though, after all she has been through, the time had come for her to be lay to rest where she will now be reunited with the love of her life.

Your heart never lets go

The point of this post is not only to write about one of the loving and kind-hearted people who I have met but to point out how precious life is. You hear about things happening in the world, you do not think that they are going to happen to you. At other times, you are well aware that one day, something could happen but no matter how much you prepare for that moment it will never be the right time. Your heart never let’s go and a piece of hearts will always be with our loved ones.

I am very grateful for the light that you brought to my life at times when you reminded me of my granny. You’ll be missed and loved every day by your dearest family and friends.

Rest in peace Kathleen Sweeney.