Today My beautiful Great nanny turned 100 years young and I couldn't be more prouder of her.
Now she didn't have the easiest of lives, growing up with a large family in hard times on a farm but made do with what they could. She became a nurse at 18 and thrown straight into World War II without much training so learnt on the job.
She met my Great Grandad at a Dance in Westonzoyland, Somerset and I always ask her if it was love at first sight and he reply is the same ' No, I don't think so' haha.
When they married they spent 5 years apart as Grandad was posted abroad and they only had contact through letters but despite not seeing each other their love grew stronger and eventually they were together at last. Unfortunately my Grandad passed away at a young age so she has been on her own for a long time now.
A few years back she lost her only child (son) to the dreaded cancer and since then our family has been even more by her side.
She still tells us off if we have been naughty and will always tell us when she is proud of us, Nanny is the absolute Queen bee of our family and we wouldn't have it any other way.
With 3 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren we keep her on her toes and she loves it and the company.
Times have been hard and she has struggled not seeing the family during lockdown and found it extremely emotional but she is still her today, being independent as always and showing the world she is here for the long haul.
Great Nanny we love you so much and love that you got so excited when your letter arrived from the Queen, may you continue to be the sassy and inspirational woman you are and yes we will now curtsy when we come and visit haha.
Hold your loved ones tight and remember make those memories today as tomorrow is never guaranteed xx