Unfortunately I don't think a box of dye will be enough in a few decades. From what I can see the majority of growing old sucks dogs balls. This has been a big year for my grandparents (the boys great grandparents) and a mammoth year for my mum and aunt looking after them. My granddad god bless has got dementia and moved to an old people's home. This meant he had to leave my nanna in their home. How much would it suck being separated from your partner of over 60 years and watching him slowly disappear? In addition my nana is a twin and has therefor never really been alone her whole life until now. We thought once we got granddad into a home and everyone adjusted the bulk of the issues would be solved. How wrong we were. Thanks to my nana's undiagnosed and very crippling anxiety disorder there has been a domino of issues for my mum and aunt to deal with. These issues make grandad's pail in comparison. My nanna is miserable the majority of the time and blind to the impact of her anxiety on all around her. I personally vote for drugs and we are all working on that one....
|Nana Molly in her hay day...|
|Nana on the right with her twin WW2|
|Nana with my mum and aunt|
|Nana with my boys..|
So here's cheers to 87 Nana. My birthday wish for you is a truck load of Valium so you can see the joy and good again and enjoy year number 87....