I lost two close relatives in three months.
I am 32 years old and a single mum to two lovely little boys.
Things had been a struggle financially and emotionally already this year for me and on the day I broke up with my boyfriend I rang my mother only to find out my dear Grandad had died that day but no one had got around to telling me.
It has been a challenge the last few months to keep myself strong to look after my boys as well as grieve for my Grandad but I let myself feel how I needed and started to feel more human recently.
Then last Thursday I got a call out of the blue to say my dear Nanny had just died - we were very close I consider her to be my true maternal mother really and this I had always dreaded to hear.I had last seen her on the day of my Grandads funeral and spent most of the day holding her hand.
To add to this I don't have a good relationship with my parents and they had decided to go to Canada for 3 weeks even though they knew my grandma was frail which i found so upsetting.
Here I am now though with no family near me and having to cope with the double grief of losing my dear grandparents who showed me true unconditional love and kindness.
I will never forget them and have many good memories of them to share with my children and I know if i can get through this time I can get through anything.
Rest in peace Grandad and Nanny xxxxx