Grandma and her boys

Saturday, 17 December 2011

How do you cope with this .....

I have had an invite to a wedding of Jodie and Jamie for today 17th December ....They have only been in NZ for a couple of years and have made their home in Rotorua, Jodie is the Great niece of my sister in law Janet.  I was so pleased to be invited  a few months back....... have been looking forward to it.

BUT ... on Tuesday this week a dear friend lost her son Andrew after a very short illness he was just 32 yrs old the world was his oyster he was a great Graphics Teacher at Scots College in Wellington where they had great things lined up for him including head of dept.

I am sure you have guessed my predicament by now ...Yes! the funeral was at 1pm today and the wedding is also this afternoon.
It has been one of the worst  mind searching days I have spent .... with  many hours debating which I should go to ... or can I conceivably go to both with a bit of juggling.

So here I am back from the most saddest funeral I have ever been to ...  trying to get in the mood to go to the wedding in about an hour .. may be the wedding is what I need to lift me from my gloom... so although it is  the wettest day of the year for this district I am off to the wedding taking place in a garden setting ... hopefully I will have some pictures later this evening.


Anonymous said...

so very sad,RIP Andrew,so hard for you Laurie,take care

Deb said...

Laurie what a sad situation to have to think about and make decisions about. I think you have made the right decision by going to both. The young man who passed away and his family would certainly want you to celebrate something joyous such as the bonding of two people with love. From all sadness there must be some small joy whether it be a wedding or just beautiful memories.

Isabella said...

Oh Laurie what a day for you, how sad he looks a lovely lad, Hope the wedding will help to lift your spirits a bit.

Alison said...

What a day Laurie...I'm sure you will feel better for having attended the funeral and hope the rain didn't spoil the Wedding
Alison xx

Cheryll said...

So very sad to loose someone at such a young age. RIP Andrew.
Enjoy the wedding if you can... it's the beginning of a new life.
Regards to the family.