Tomorrow is going to be a very poignant day.
It would have been my Grandad's 81st birthday tomorrow and October 3rd last year it was the last time that I saw my Nanna properly before she died on 14th October. I did see her on her deathbed and was able to help make her last hours a little more comfortable but October 3rd was our last proper day together. You can read my blog post written a few days after her funeral here
Ironically I commented to my aunt and my husband on how well she looked. I thought it was the brightest she had looked all year. It had been a tough year for her with many emergency hospital visits because of heart attacks and other problems. She had also recently had a procedure carried out on her eyes and it made her seem more like her usual self. I am so glad that we got to spend a day with her before she died.
If you read my post 'Remembering' you will know that I have an issue with not having visited her grave since the funeral but as a family some of us have commemorated Grandad's birthday and more of us will be doing so tomorrow.
My grandparent's were very family orientated and spending time with my family is the best way I can think of remembering them and celebrating how lucky we were to have them in our lives.
I'm proud to be one of their clan :)