22 Aug 2012 @ 10:15 AM 

Edith MartinDo you have a Gran, Mum, Dad or Granddad who you are very fond of and maybe don’t spend that much time with? Do you cringe when they go to hug or kiss you?

I’m sure theirs a few out there that do!

The point of this post is to maybe get a few people to realise that the family you do have and care about won’t be around for ever and in hindsight things change.

My Nana, who would help anyone and give her last £1 to people if she thought they needed it was admitted to Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham on the 26th July 2012 with breathing problems and was diagnosed with Leukemia. She died at the age of 83 on the 7th August 2012 at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham – a month before her Birthday and months before her 60th wedding aniversary and so was married for 59 years.

As well as the Leukemia, she had a chest infection, water on her lungs and just wanted peace and a cool breeze to feel safe.

I made sure my wife, son 11 and daughter 4 went and visited as I knew it was only a matter of time (short time) until she left us forever! She was suffering and the Leukemia was taking her immune system away hour by hour.

This brings me to YOU –  helping you and all the other people that don’t maybe go and visit their Gran or Mum that often or won’t sit and watch Tv holding their Grans hand. Because once they’ve gone, you start to wish and hoped you’d have spent more time with them, held their hand more or even at all, gone to the shops for them, took them along with the family to the beach and so many other things.

I was partly lucky as I did sit holding her hand, I did visit often and I did hug her.

If i Hadn’t, I would be in such a state knowing I could have and didn’t I would have not had memories I have today.

Edith Martin


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