Sigh.. Its been a tough week for me. Im writing this on Tuesday 2nd December and the Friday before was the hardest day I have ever had to encounter in my life. I received a call from my little sister that a family member who was suffering with cancer, has been taken to a hospice because that C**T of a cancer is now terminal. I won’t go into too much detail for now but on that Friday I knew her days were limited. What makes me sad as I write this is, by the time you are reading this she may have already become an angel.

I wouldn’t say I’m a ‘family’ person.. I know every family as its secrets, its issues, its embarrassing stories, but I think my family tips slightly over the scales. I don’t talk to many of my family anymore & since I was a little girl, I have always done my own thing – worked hard for my future so that my children won’t go through what I had to go through. However, over this past week I have realised just how much I love my family, immediate and wide & I just wanted this Sunday Strength to be about them.

To all my followers and whoever may be reading this, please please please, hug your Mum, Dad & whoever you love and let them know how freaking much you love them. Life works in mysterious ways and it can be pretty unfair. You never know when someone will be taken from you & we all need to start appreciating our loved ones more. At the moment my heart is broken and I can’t help but feel that I have wasted so many hours crying over stupid little things, worrying about stuff that doesn’t matter and blowing off family get togethers so I can go to an event or work – absolutely ridiculous isn’t it? I guess we think we will always have time to see our family, but never enough time to finish that damn post? Sigh.. (I keep sighing but I won’t add another one I promise)

Life is too short. Spend it smiling and laughing with your loved ones every single day. Enjoy life & don’t sweat the small stuff.

This post is dedicated to my family, you all know who you are. Thank you for the memories, the fights & the laughs but most importantly, thank you for still being here.

(My auntie passed away 3 days ago.. RIP sleeping angel, I love you)


  1. 7th December 2014 / 11:52 am

    Sorry to hear about your auntie Gracie, it's very brave of you to write this post at a time like this. I lost my sister this year so what you've written here about life being too short definitely resonates with me. I realise it's a bit of a silly thing to write but hope you and your family are ok.
    Hannah x

  2. 7th December 2014 / 2:38 pm

    Grace, I'm so sorry for your loss. You are an angel yourself (at least what I see from the net) and seem like the sweetest, most genuine person. Thank you for sharing this information with us as you have no obligations to do so. That makes me respect you even more – you're a bit younger than me but you are open about vulnerability and that deserves the utmost respect. I lost my mother about 6 months ago from cancer and it's a fuckin' bitch. It's tough and there will be days where you just want to cry and days when you think of the good times and smile. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. 7th December 2014 / 4:29 pm

    I'm so sorry for your loss! Such a beautifully written post x

  4. 7th December 2014 / 7:51 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss, I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I can't begin to imagine how hard it must be to see someone lose a battle to such a horrible illness as cancer. May she rest in peace. I hope that you are doing as well as can be in such hard moments.

    Charlie xx

  5. 13th December 2014 / 11:38 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are right, cancer is a C*** This is a beautifully written post, I am thinking of your family at this hard time.
    I have fought cancer myself and when I hear that people have been taken from the evil I appreciate that I am still here so much! I write a blog about my cancer journey so anyone feel free to read if you feel like it. I have a passion to now raise awareness of cancer and help anyone I can in any way.
    Thinking of you & sending a big hug.
    Elisha x

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