It’s a beautiful time of the year, as we see one season end and another one begins. Yesterday on a walk we took this picture, struck by how it captures the two seasons side by side. In the background is a tree, yet to blossom. In the foreground is a sign of spring – the daffodil. So often, grief is its own difficult and dark season with no sign of ending, but at some point during that season there will begin to be signs of a new season beginning. Often, those two seasons will overlap considerably or even live in parallel for a while and it can be very confusing to live through. There’ll be days when you’ll feel both – the winter and the spring. As we grieve, there is something about observing the pattern of the seasons and how seasons come and go, begin and end, that can be a comfort and speak to us.
Thank you so much to all at Albany funerals for helping us through such an awful time loosing our dad - Angela and Matthew went above and beyond to support us and ensure he had the send off he deserved. I truly cannot express how grateful we are for your love and compassion throughout this time. so Thank you from My sister Anne-Marie, myself and our lovely mum Diane xxMichelle Keen
Yesterday I spent the afternoon with the lovely Jo at Albany organising the funeral for my lovely Mum. Jo made a difficult time a warm and pleasant experience. Her compassion and expertise shone through and I’m not surprised that the team have recent won a national industry award. Thank you so much for looking after someone so special to me xxCaroline Moran