We haven't spoken in a long time, so I thought it was up to me to make the first move. I keep waiting to hear from you, but then nothing and that hurts.
Hope Grandads ok, bet he's still smoking that bloody pipe!. You used to tell him that one day he'd set the house on fire and I remember one day he hearly did. You put it out after he fell asleep in the armchair and his pipe fell onto the mat and caught light!
Let me bring you up to date.
I,m at college now doing a diploma in beauty therapy. I got 5 GCSEs but no "A" levels, so no University for me, but College is just as good. I,m in my second year now so have got one more year to go before they let me loose on those poor unsuspecting fools!
I can do nails, waxing ( in all places!), little bit of massage ( no not what your thinking!) and I might even learn how to cut hair.
Mum and Dad are ok, Mum still gets a bit depressed from time to time, you know, crying in secret. Not much of a secret cos I can hear her from my room. You should get in touch with her, I know she misses you.
Dads still at the Post Office, might get a promotion soon, then he won't be out walking the streets ( as you always used to say), that used to make us all laugh.
Little Danny, isn't so little anymore, he's 10 now, and a right little hooligan. He gets everything he asks for, not like me when I was his age, Mum and Dad were strict with me. You were the only one that used to spoil me. Do you remember when you used to sneak me sweets under the table so no one could see. Or take me into the kitchen and give me an extra piece of chocolate cake.
I wanted to come and visit last weekend but Mum said it wasn't the right thing to do and then started crying again.
I miss you Nan. I miss you more than anything.
I wish I could have spent more time with you while you were here. But thats not possible.
I miss your cuddles, your laugh and your unique way of cheering me up whenever I was feeling down.
Next week I promise I'm coming to see you at the cemetery no matter what Mum says.
I'll leave this letter by your side.
Love you Nan.