This isn’t my usually jolly post I am afraid as it has been a very emotional week for our family. Sadly my brother-in-law passed away in the early hours of Thursday morning having bravely fought a battle that he never had a chance of winning. The photo I have chosen is of Harry and his Uncle together. It was taken just before Al was diagnosed with a stage 4 malignant brain tumour. I am sad that this is the only one he will have of him but to take any after this moment felt too contrived.
We never heard him complain about his situation nor show how much pain he was in when the terrible disease took over. He was inspirational in the way that he showed such strength to squeeze out every last precious minute with his family. And his wife (my sister) and his two teenage children were remarkable in the way they supported each other through this very difficult time. I am in awe of their courage and compassion.
Watching him deteriorate has been cruel. It is comforting to know he is no longer in pain. And even though we knew it was coming it was still a massive shock when it did. He was very much-loved and will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. RIP Al.
Harry’s Honest Mummy x