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Visiting Great Grandma Living Arrows

The Living Arrows project took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”.

Every week, I shall be posting a photo taken the week before and I can’t wait to see the collection at the end of the year. 

This week, I have chosen a very special photo:


Visiting Great Grandma


This is the only photo that I took of Bear last week but I wouldn’t have used any other.

He had a pretty normal and unremarkable week at school and football club and we just followed our usual routine on a tea time, that doesn’t really lend itself to photo opportunities. play, chatting, tea, bath and bed.

At the same time, my Grandma, his Great Grandma Beth, was admitted to hospital, where, on February 7th, she celebrated her 93rd Birthday. Such a shame to have to spend such an incredible birthday in hospital. 

My Mum and I were able to clear our schedules and school gave me permission to take Bear out of school on Friday 10th so that we could make the 4hr journey down to visit. I was so proud of him for coping with such a long journey, followed by a quiet visit and play at the hospital and then the same, but in reverse, the following day. We had to go Friday and return Saturday instead of go Saturday and return Sunday, as Bear spends Sunday with his Dad.

This photo was taken on Saturday 11th January 2017 and is so special as my Grandma is very unwell. The medication that they have been giving her, isn’t working as well as they had hoped. She’s not particularly ill as such, she’s 93 years old. I’m so happy that she was well enough for us to see her and especially so that Bear could see her and make another memory of his beloved Great Grandma. I’m hoping that this wasn’t the last visit that we have with her and that she’ll make a recovery. However, as long as she is safe, happy and comfortable, that’s all that counts.

My first living arrows post this year was also of Bear and my Grandma. She looks so different in them both but I’m hoping that it’s just the difference between not having had her hair done and no glasses in the second one.

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. Great Grandma



Visiting Great Grandma Living Arrows











We love you Grandma.

Until next time.

Thanks for reading,







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  1. Your article makes me miss my grandma. She passed away 15 years ago and I still think of her very often. Because I had so many memories of her. We sang, ate, read….together. I wish I could see her again.

    1. Oh Jennifer, I’m sorry. I lost my other grandma 19 years ago and I think about her all the time. I wish she could have seen my son, he would have loved her so much, and she, him x

  2. I enjoy reading your story very much. I can say that I’m very lucky because my grandmother is still living with me. Even I’m 30, everytime staying with her makes me feel like I’m just a 10 years old girl.

  3. What a lovely photo of the three of you. My Nan died about twenty years ago and I still miss her desperately #weekendblogshare x

  4. Oh bless her. She looks like she loved your visit and Bear did so well! She really is in the best place and I’m sure they’re looking after her x

  5. Such a sweet memory to have! I lost my grandmother in 2015 and I’m so glad my oldest son had a chance to meet her before she passed, even if he doesn’t remember it. #weekendblogshare

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