This week has been a tough one. We said goodbye to a very special lady this weekend. If you were to ask me very quickly who she was then the simple answer is "my best friends' mum". But that just doesn't do her any justice, she was the mother of our group. She was a friend, she was a very special lady. She was known to many as "Muv" and my goodness will she be missed. Muv had oodles of tips and tricks tucked up in her mind that would help you out. She had an answer for any problem and if you ever needed random animal facts then Muv was your lady. At parties she would sit in the corner of the room on her sofa, watching and laughing at everyone enjoying themselves. She'd have a moan at A and B about their language and then every so often she'd come out with her fair share of swear words too!
I understand that this is a very strange start to a post that is supposed to be filled with happy things but I promise I'm getting there. This week we said our goodbyes by taking a trip to the moors and letting off some balloons. We each wrote a message and attached it to the balloons too. It was honestly one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. There wasn't a single cloud in the sky and the temperature was perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better goodbye.
Liam and I have spent a lot of time at our friends' house this week and ecause of this I've really come to appreciate how strong our friendship group is. When times are tough you really realise how great your friends are. So in all this sadness I'm so thankful to be able to take something positive away from it. So here are some things that have made me happy in a pretty awful week:
Having a great, strong friendship group. We have our laughs, we have our tears and we have our annoyances but this week has shown me that we're stronger and much closer than I ever realised and that's something really bloody special.
Seeing so many people turn up to celebrate Muv's life.
Liam losing his balloon before the countdown. I could hear Muv saying "that bloody Liam!" and it did make me chuckle.
Seeing how strong A and B are. Ridiculously f***ing proud of them.
Laughter in a difficult time. Laughter helps to heal us all and it's a wonderful thing seeing your chums laugh when they really don't feel like it.
And now for some more simpler things:
Ice poles. It's been so hot this week (I don't know if you've noticed!) and a yummy, cold ice pole is the way forward.
Wrapping Liam's birthday presents. It's Liam's birthday tomorrow and I love nothing more than wrapping presents. It's as simple as that really.
Finding out that I'll be seeing Shark on Sunday. That's the gist of it. Woohoo!
It's a strange feeling taking some happiness out of a tough time but I think it's helped us all this week.
Leona ♥Twitter :: Bloglovin :: Instagram