On our way south on Sunday we managed to stop in and see Nanny and Popo and JC, Becky and Matthew too. So glad we did, they were all really pleased to see us and we had a good giggle. It is funny but they (my grandparents) see a lot calmer and happier than I have seen them in a while - I think that the situation with my other grandparents has hit them hard and has brought home hard the fragility of life in old age, and just how quickly things can change. I can only take that as a positive. Another positive is that as a result of our visit and other family members last week, my Nana has come round a lot and can now see that my Grandad is indeed Jim, her husband, and not his mother, or a stranger. The mind is a complex thing but I am really happy to hear that she is more accepting and despite the fact that my Grandad is growing weaker, she is able to support him mentally and that is a huge relief.
My sister made me crack up today - she sent me the following in an email;
I was thinking today that if you were a city, you’d be Milan… Chic, organized, up to date, yet Mediterranean and groovy..
I would be Naples: dark, chaotic, disorganized and a little hairy at times!
I had to laugh! She cracks me up, and man I miss her.. I shall take my comparison to Milan as a compliment, love her!