The last few weeks have been very stressful. As some of you may know, my granddad had a stroke a few weeks ago.
My granddad, Joe Bell, died on the 14th of May, aged 90. My mum was with him. She held his hand.
I am sad, obviously, but he was a good man. And the good is so much more than the bad. I feel privileged to have been a part of his life.
When I first moved to London, where he lived with my grandmother, we met for coffee with my mother. There was cake and tea and coffee and afterwards we all had a brief wander around the shops. Before he and my gran went home he gave me and my mum a big hug and a kiss. And when he hugged me he whispered in my ear
‘You’re still my favourite.’
He will always be my favourite grandparent. And I miss him every day.
I will miss him every day.