If #TheMMLinky 

By | February 19, 2018

I have to admit, I struggled a bit thinking of what I could write for today.

It’s been a full-on half term and my head is full of potential posts but just haven’t had the time to pop anything down – apart from a very brief list.

D has had some anxieties around returning to school and T is poorly, just to add to the mix!

But suddenly last night, thoughts of my grandparents popped into my head.  

They died before T and D were born and I would have loved for them to meet them, I have such good memories of holidays in their house by the coast, of my grandad explaining to me what the different coloured smoke meant when a new Pope was being chosen, of their pride as they talked about their married life and the cuddles, lots of cuddles! 

I remembered my grandma’s favourite poem, “If” by Rudyard Kipling and the words of that motivated her and motivate me:

Especially the lines:

“If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!'”

Even though the poem must have been written over 100 years ago, the words still resonate today, don’t they? 

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