Sunday, 23 July 2017

My Sunday Photo Week 134 T is for Together

 

My mum and my boys.
Left to right.
Child 3 off to Australia with his girlfriend, to start a new life. 
Child 5 aka the teen applying for apprenticeships, no idea where he'll end up. 
Child 4 being deployed to the Middle East. Lives in Northern Ireland with his girlfriend. 
Child 2 living with his girlfriend and working locally. 

Sadly my dad isn't here any more to offer his advice (his opinions) on their life choices anymore, but they can and will carry on making him, their Nanna and Peter and I very proud of their achievements. 

I'm grateful for the way the boys have pulled together, rallied around, dropped everything to support one another this week. We've all dealt with it differently, the loss of a husband for my mother has been painful to witness, the loss of my dad  has been difficult for the boys to witness also and I know how hard it is to lose a grandparent, so understand the emotions the boys are going through also. 
It's not about one, it's about all.
We all have different memories, feelings, emotions, timings.
Peter arrived on Thursday, Dan's deployment has been delayed further and I'm grateful we can all be together at the funeral tomorrow before everyone goes their separate ways and life goes on, just in a slightly different way, than we thought it would. 

10 comments:

  1. It's a really gorgeous photo and you have your mums smile. I hope you're all doing ok and it sounds like you have very lovely boys pulling together like have. Hope the funeral goes well x

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    1. the funeral was really the easiest thing i had to do over the past few weeks as bizarre as that actually sounds

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  2. How lovely to get everyone together. Such a shame it is for the reason it is though. I hope everything goes well tomorrow. Sending love and hugs x

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    1. it was lovely having everyone together but all those goodbyes, it's been really tough

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  3. Beautiful to see them together. It's lovely that they support each other during this time

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. it has been wonderful how the boys have put any differences aside to support everyone

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  4. What lovely boys you have and your Mum sounds a gem. They are all a little older than my gang, it's strange seeing them making their way as grown ups in the world.

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    1. we're very proud of the way they've all turned out, they still cause us to worry from time to time, but i know i worried my dad living so far away

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  5. My condolences and do remember your feelings matter too in all this

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    1. i've been taking time out for me also

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