Tuesday, 2 October 2018

What 1st October Means To Me

The 1st October is a very strange date for me, it is filled with a whole range of emotions.

First of all it is my beautiful mums birthday. My mum is just the best person, she has dealt with so much and still always worries about, cares about and looks after other people before herself. She has always been this way and I can never see her changing.

The second most important woman in my life was my nan (my mums mother). Sadly she passed away on my mums birthday 10 years ago. If you read my book reviews you will know I credit my nan with my love of reading. She bought me books for Christmas/Birthday's since I was a child. She was much the same as my mum, which is obviously where my mum gets it from. She would do anything for anyone and was never happier than when she was surrounded by her children and grandchildren.  She would cook such delicious food and we would all call round to see her and enjoy her cooking. When she died I can honestly say that was the lowest time of my life and I don't know how I got through it. I felt like a massive piece of my heart had been lost and would never return. Never again would I pick up the phone or pop round to see her.

After all of that on 1st October 2012 my beautiful niece was born. I was lucky enough to be there when she was born. This day that had been sad, my mum not wanting to celebrate her birthday anymore, now had a new shine to it. She was a ray of sunshine on a very sad date. Since she has been born my mum has found a way to celebrate and share her birthday with her granddaughter.

So some years it is still so difficult to be happy, but we try because my niece brought us all something else to celebrate today and I know my Nan would love to have met her and would want us to celebrate her daughter and great granddaughter's special day.

Me, My Nan and My Mum



  1. Oh huny it's a big day for you, sending out love and strength, for all the emotions it brings xx

    1. Thank you, I'm not feeling too bad at the moment been busy in work takes my mind off things x

  2. Aww sending hugs. It sounds like a difficult month, but try to remember to good times.
    Cora x

    1. Thanks so much that's what I try and do each year keeping busy helps xx

  3. Thanks for sharing this emotion. Sending love and hugs <3

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  5. I cried reading this! I’m so sorry for the loss of your Nan but how amazing your niece was born on the same day too. Remember the good times & enjoy the present time with your beautiful family, I bet that’s what nan would of wanted xx

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  6. I’m sending light and love to you and your family. Thank you for sharing you story I know it’s tough but it’s beautiful how you love and honor the memory of your nan. Your family is very beautiful.


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