An Un-Ordinary Week…The Ordinary Moments


It’s Saturday night and I’m sat on the sofa with Andy beside me and the girls asleep upstairs. I wasn’t going to write my weekly ordinary moments post this week, because this week has been anything but ordinary. It has been a week that I don’t want to remember, a week that has been filled with more tears than I have known what to do with.

Since I started my blog writing has given me so much, its my place for me to put all my thoughts and I just felt like writing tonight.

I wasn’t sure if it had a place on my blog, a place that I am capturing all the memories of our life with our two girls. A place that I know I am going to love reading in the future.

But life sadly isn’t all roses and if I didn’t write about it, there would be a big gapping hole when I look back. A hole that deserves to be filled by the most wonderful person that I was lucky to call my nan.

My beautiful, sweet, caring nan who sadly passed away this morning. Something that will never be described as an ordinary moment. But a moment that will be etched in my memory forever. A moment that we have been waiting all week to happen and a moment that has brought comfort to us all.

Because now she is at peace, she is where she has wanted to be for some time now. And whilst the tears don’t stop falling, I can now start remembering the happy moments.

And there were a lot of happy moments. She lived to be 95 years old, she watched her seven grandchildren become adults, she welcomed her eight great grandchildren into the world. This brought more joy and happiness into her life than anything.

She was the person that understood me the most, I can’t find the words to tell you what she meant to me.

Tomorrow is my birthday and Fathers’ Day too, a day of celebration, filled with presents, cake and laughter. My girls have spent the day with daddy, buying and wrapping presents and are so excited. They are my light in this period of dark.

Yes, there will be tears because it will be the first birthday that my nan hasn’t phoned me to wish me happy birthday. But, I will also be strong for my girls and let them shower me with love, kisses and cuddles and know that my nan is watching over me and in a better place.

This birthday won’t be ordinary because my wonderful family won’t let it…


Joining Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for The Ordinary Moments

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  1. Camilla
    June 19, 2016 / 07:27

    Laura, my sincerest condolences on the passing of your nan x our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Have a wonderful birthday with the girls and Andy and hopefully we’ll catch up soon x

  2. June 19, 2016 / 07:35

    I’m so sorry for your loss Laura. Your Nan sounds like a wonderful woman and she will live on through you and your girls, you can keep her memory alive by thinking and talking of her often. Happy birthday, I hope you have the best day that you can, filled with cake and cuddles xx
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  3. June 19, 2016 / 07:41

    Oh Laura, I’m so so sorry my lovely.
    Sat here shedding tears for you.
    Your nan looked like a lovely lady, Grandparents are so precious. Treasure those memories and happy moments as you say. Sending love to you all and happy birthday.
    Try and have a lovely day, you deserve to.
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  4. June 19, 2016 / 07:52

    So very sorry to hear of your loss… Death always feels impossibly hard and wrong and unnatural, regardless of how long or full a life was… She sounds like a wonderful person and it’s clear she will never be forgotten. Praying for peace and comfort for you in your heartache this morning. Much love xx

  5. June 19, 2016 / 08:19

    Very sorry for your loss, this resonates with me so much as my Nana has just been sent home to live her last days too. It is so emotional and so so hard but good to write if it helps you too and to celebrate what a wonderful woman she was. I hope you have the best day you can, Happy Birthday, and what a wonderful photo to remember xx
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  6. June 19, 2016 / 09:57

    She sounds like a really wonderful lady and nan and I’m so sorry you’ve lost her. She must have been so proud of you all and all her grandkids. Happy Birthday lovely, I hope you manage to have a really nice day xx
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  7. June 19, 2016 / 10:04

    Oh Laura, I’m so so sorry for the loss of your nan. It sounds like you have such wonderful support from your family. Sending you all so much love and big hugs right now and hope that you manage to have a nice birthday in spite of the sadness that will be there too xx
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  8. June 19, 2016 / 15:47

    I am so sorry for the loss of your nan. My grandparents are the most wonderful people so I can completely imagine the loss you are feeling. I hope that you manage to have a nice birthday today even though it will be tinged with such sadness. Sending you all my love and thoughts. xx

  9. June 19, 2016 / 18:27

    Oh Laura this made me cry, I cannot imagine how you are feeling but sending my deepest sympathies to you and your family. 95, wow, what an age and achievement! I hope you had a nice birthday and managed to find a cause to celebrate your life, your girls and their dad, and your nan x x
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  10. June 19, 2016 / 20:27

    I’m so sorry to read this – but wow, 95 and to meet all her great grandchildren – girl done good!! My grandmas both knew that I was having my eldest but neither of them managed to meet him, they both passed away within less than two months of each other sadly.
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  11. June 19, 2016 / 20:32

    So sorry for your loss. It’s my husbands nans funeral on Wednesday – so very sad xxx

  12. June 20, 2016 / 00:08

    I’m so sorry to hear about your nan Laura. Grandparents play such an important part in our lives and it’s such a sad time when we lose them. She sounds like an amazing lady.
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  13. June 20, 2016 / 19:34

    Aww Laura I am so sorry for your loss and the timing too right before your birthday! You Nan looks so lovely and I am sure has provided you with so much and many wonderful memories. You did right to share her with us, to write this chapter of your life because loss is hard, it changes us, it affects for long after they have gone and as you say, to write about it simply helps too.

    Thoughts are with you all at this time, I hope you had a lovely birthday despite the pain in your heart and I hope you will find peace and comfort at this sad time xx
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  14. June 20, 2016 / 21:34

    I am just so sorry. Sorry it happened the day before your birthday, but sorry it had to happen at all. But 95, just wow – and I bet seeing her 7 grandchildren grow up was just the best feeling for her and getting to welcome 8 great grandchildren – that is amazing. She sounds like she was wonderful hun. Big hugs xx
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