I will be honest, I doubted whether or not I should do this post and have even shed a tear or two over it, tears of joy might I just quickly add, but I think it is the right thing for me to do.
I feel like this had to be mentioned somewhere, as the person I want to concentrate on, is someone who made all my Christmases so much better and brighter.
This is an ode to the best friend I could have ever asked for.
My Nan, what a wonderful person she was and what a HUGE influence on my life she had. I practically admired every little thing about her.
After all, she was the one who introduced me to tea and Murder She Wrote. Yeah, I was a bit of an old woman at heart, especially when I was around her.
I mean, just look at the two of us. That’s what you call Best Friend goals.
I am not even sure I remember how old I was when that photo was taken, or where we were for that matter, but I’m sure you get the point.
Oh and just for the record that is my mom next my Nan, in case you were wondering. You may have already guessed though.
Anyway, any time Christmas came along, actually usually a month or so before, we would sit together at her home and watch Christmas movies nonstop, all afternoon on Christmas24 and the Hallmark Channel.
We had a blast! She would always be in that same seat every time I would walk through that front door. And although we would sit in silence for the most part, I always appreciated that time together and it was so comfortable. So natural in fact, I could spend hours just like that and if I’m honest, I did, almost every time.
One of my favourite things though, was how she would call me up at home just to let me know if one of my favourite Festive movies were on. I loved it.
I couldn’t have asked for a greater friend to have had.
The above photo may have been from a year ago, but it shows me as the person I have become, happier and more positive.
Nan, I hope you know the person I have become and can see where I am now. I love you and will never forget or take for granted our times together.
Even when I was in my worst times, you were a light in my life and always will be.
Now, I didn’t do this post as a negative thing, but to share some fond memories I have from my past and things I never want to have to let go of. It’s quite wonderful actually to think back like this and remember times that have shaped the way you see something.
She may be gone, but I will always have that!