Love Life

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Today we’re heading to Bangor for the day to a family funeral. We have to say goodbye to the last of the Kiddos great-grandparents. As sad as it is, I’m choosing today to remember all those good times and fun memories we have of him.

A funeral always reminds us of how fragile life is. How fleeting is this moment that we are living in. Caught up in the midst of new life, with a baby and our kiddos, moving house and planning adventures, we forget that this isn’t forever.

We take for granted all that we have and the years we have to come. Death is a stark reminder to grab life with two hands, to savour every single minute of our adventure here, to soak up our children while they are small and to not waste one precious second of this amazing life we are blessed to have.

We’ll be taking all four kiddos along to say their goodbyes, I’m a great believer in including children in death – they are far more resiliant than we give them credit for. I also think that it’s good to teach them that it’s OK to be sad, that we can feel our emotions and not have to hide them.

Tonight we’ll be traveling home to pack up the last of our belongings ready to start a brand new adventure in our new home tomorrow ?


  1. Alison

    June 19, 2015 at 10:17

    Funerals are a good time to reflect and remember what’s important in life, aren’t they? Hope today isn’t too sad for you all xx

  2. Molly

    June 19, 2015 at 11:25

    I love the positivity of this post. I think you’re right, funerals are a great time to celebrate a life. My grandma’s funeral was both sad AND happy. In fact, I think we all laughed more than we cried. Much love. x

  3. Kathryn

    June 19, 2015 at 11:48

    Amazing photo and I completely, wholeheartedly agree with your sentiment here. Hope all goes well xx

  4. laura redburn

    June 19, 2015 at 13:52

    love that you’re seeing the positive side, and using this time as an opportunity to teach. hope it’s not to overwhelming for you all x

  5. Lori

    June 20, 2015 at 10:14

    Oh hon, hope the day was ok for you and yes remember to cherish each day. Lives are so fleeting x

  6. Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    June 22, 2015 at 08:14

    I hope it all went well and wasn’t too sad xx

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