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There are, again, few words in me tonight.

The universe has been playing silly buggers with [too many] people I care about this week, and a culmination of this is my grandpa in hospital, undergoing surgery.

My grandpa, as I’ve mentioned many times before, is one of the most amazing, kind-hearted, generous, and loveable people I know. He also grows roses so incredibly fragrant that, when you breathe in their scent whilst gently touching their powder-silk-soft petals, you’re certain to start believing that there is only good in this world.

Dear Grandpa Sydney,
I love you.
And I can’t wait to see you again soon.

Hannah and Grandpa

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  1. Emma

    I spent my week reading many of your back posts instead of doing my own proper work. Oops. But as a result I have that story fresh in my mind of him calling out to you at the doctor’s office.

    I hope things go well, and that you get to sit on his lap again soon… or at least near it:) xo

  2. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    Sorry to hear about your grandpa. My thoughts are with you today. *hugs*

  3. Fiona

    Take care, gorgeous. Let me knwo if you need anything xxx

  4. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Hoping that the surgery goes well and that you are also well. Take care of yourself (ie. eat chocolate.) 🙂

  5. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    🙁 I’m so sorry you hear your gramps is in the hospital. I wish him a speedy recovery! Maybe some PHLOOMPED streusel muffins would help? 🙂

  6. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    I’m so sorry, Hannah, and I’ll be sending my good wishes and positive thoughts to your granddad across the ocean! 🙂

  7. Ricki

    So sorry to hear about your grandpa, Hannah! Hope all goes well and that he’s better soon, soon. Sending hugs and healing thoughts!

  8. Junia

    Dearest, I am praying for your grandpa. A hug gram from me to you. Be strong!

  9. Leah

    sending you good vibes, and a big virtual hug. Hope it all goes well my dear Hannah xoxo

  10. hungryandfrozen

    Good vibes and thoughts going your way. Hope it all goes well XX

  11. Baking Serendipity

    Praying for your grandpa and your family.

  12. Lizzi

    Big, big love for you and Grandpa-Sydney. And Grandma-Sydney. And the rest of your family, Sydney-or-otherwise.

    1. whisperinggums

      That;s very kind of you Lizzi … the “or-otherwise” contingent accept your big love!

  13. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Lots of love and good wishes to your Grandpa, and to you, and to your family :/ I hope things resolve themselves well and you and your Grandpa can enjoy those roses again soon xox

  14. Fatbooo

    It’s always stressful when a family member is unwell. My thoughts are with you.

  15. Gmasydney

    Thank you, all you lovely people, for your prayers and good wishes. So far all is well so you must be helping. I’m sure Hannah will keep you advised.

  16. Karen

    Hannah, best wishes to your grandpa for s speedy recovery! Reading about those fragrant roses put a smile on my face.

  17. Ellie@fitforthesoul

    Oh Hannah~I will be praying for your sweet sweet grampa and that he’ll fight through with peace despite the circumstance!~ Stay strong sweet girl, and always holler if you need extra encouragement or prayer kay?! 😀

  18. Errign

    Thinking of you friend. Best wishes to your grandpa and positive thoughts to you and yours. You know, even when you have so few words, you still convey your thoughts beautifully. Hugs!

  19. Kate at FudgyGoodness

    All the best to your grandpa, Hannah! Love the photo of the two of you… very sweet.

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  21. Sig

    Hey….Lots of happy thoughts and hugs your way – for you and your Grandpa. That is the sweetest photo of you two and he WILL be ok 🙂 (Even just by the virtue that he is YOUR grandpa :P)


  22. Three-Cookies

    I hope everything goes well, I am sure it will. All the best

  23. Libby

    Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear 🙁

    I hope your grandpa is alright. Stay strong, dear Hannah! A BIIIIGGGG hug from Melbourne 🙂

  24. Kath Lockett

    I’ve been offline for a week or so and am so glad to read that your Grandpa pulled through and is already making jokes. I hope he remains well and alert for a long time to come…

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