Shed A Tear

Today was just one of those days.

I had been messaging my sister and niece, commenting on how today would have been the last day of our break together.

Later, my niece sent a message to say that they would be moving down to Hampshire in a few months time, once they are allowed to that is. My sister was, understandably,  upset that they will be apart so I felt her sadness.

And now, my niece has just sent me a short video of her daughter who wanted to share with us a little story that she had written, complete with handmade book and illustrations. 

I watched her climb up onto the kitchen chair and read her story, proudly showing us the pictures she had drawn,  and just couldn't help myself from weeping a little.

I just feel so sad.

I hope I feel better tomorrow. 


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  1. Sometimes the reality of the situation suddenly hits home.
    And you wonder how long this is going on for .
    Watching your cute niece must have been wonderful....but obviously so hard too

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    1. Yes, it just builds up sometimes. I'm sure i will be back to normal tomorrow.

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  2. You are just a big softie JayCee. What was the story about?

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    1. That's the daft thing. Being deaf I couldn't hear her so have no idea, but just watching her face as she concentrated so hard and then beamed up at the camera made me crack up.

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  3. Bet you cried in Mamma Mia "Slipping Through My Fingers".

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    1. I have to confess to not having watched Mamma Mia. But I always cry at the end of It's A Wonderful Life, when they repeat it at Christmas

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    2. Tasker will be miffed about that. He is a big Abba fan and has seen "Mama Mia" countless times - both in the theatre and on film. As a young man he was obsessed with Agnetha FĂ€ltskog and was once questioned about stalking her which he of course denied.

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  4. Touching post JayCee. Crying can be very cathartic. I think that why I have watched Shadowlands twenty times at least.

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  5. I think for many of us JayCee tears are never far from the surface at the moment.

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    1. It was sadness for my sister really, unable to be with her grandchildren and then knowing that they would be moving away when this is all over.

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  6. Lol I was 'laughing' with a friend over the emotions of this time and she said......it's like those monthly hormones have returned. Tears turning up just like that.

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    1. Oh God, may those hormones never return!

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  7. But how lucky to be able to see and hear your great niece! Technology is wonderful although I know its no substitute for real people.
    xxx

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