Some people do things and say things which make the silence and sadness of lock down brighten up, full of sunbeams….Here’s a few of them…
Laura: is my beautiful granddaughter. She lives in Torpoint, Cornwall with her partner Luke and their children (my great-grandchildren), Amelie and Ray. Laura asks if I’m ok every week or so – and this week sent me a poem she’s written about her aunty Ria (my daughter Ria). She has given me permission to share it with you, dear Reader.
I miss your laugh, your love of flowers, music and fresh air,
I miss hearing you call me ‘Lovely Laura’
And I miss watching Amelie belly laugh by your side.
It always felt as if you knew, I know you knew me more than I know myself sometimes.
Your presence always brought such a reassurance and comfort,
Though much of each year was not spent together – your energy and interest made up for all just one cuppa shared.
Your love for simple pleasures made life feel so light when with you.
On my first day at University, you made sure I had the most important thing of all – a fluffy rug!
Who could wake up in a good mood, if their feet did not land on something comfy from bed?
Nana says her strongest memory of you is ‘Ria arriving’ – and I could not agree more.
You’d arrive with open arms and a beaming smile every time we saw you,
And it is that warmth that makes me miss you so much.
I wish you knew that no matter how often we saw you
We have all learned so very much from you…
To make the most of every day and to find happiness, even on the worst of days.
I’m so grateful for all the time I got to share with you
And I’m so proud to have had you as my Aunty
Although our time spent together was never long enough
You have left a forever-sized imprint on me.
I find so much comfort thinking of you wandering through fields with sunshine beaming down…
You are the first to see and enjoy each morning sky up there…
and that is pretty ‘Ace!’