Although struggling after a fall 6 months ago, her health was ok and her passing was still sudden & certainly none of us were prepared for.
Thankfully husband and I found her, and whilst this was something I hope know one has to go through, I was grateful that it was us that found her and not her elder sister - that's something I fear Nancy would never have gotten over.
It has been a week of tears, tantrums, family reunions, dinners at the pub, loads of fresh flowers and cups of tea filling & spilling in the post office.
We have been moved by the generosity of those around us and those that may not be close to us but loved his mother dearly - this gets you through - the kind words of a stranger retelling stories of a mum passed.
I have mostly found a deep sadness knowing that "Baby Bean" is not going to meet his Grandma but she had already had some gifts put aside and these will be cherished.
We continue to try to run the post office amongst our grief, after all, the post stops for no one, not even a beloved mum, mum in law or grandma.
We will forever miss you Mother Margaret and hope that you have been reunited with your two knights in shining armour.