Last week my second godmother died. Both my godmothers were amazing and my godfather is pretty great too. Margaret though, pictured below on the left, was quite extraordinary.

My godparents on the occasion of my baptism

Margaret began to lose her sight as a child, and by the time I was old enough to know her she was completely blind. On first meeting you probably would not have realised she had lost her sight because of the way she approached life, and spoke about colour, nature and the environment around her. She was truly inspirational, despite never being in complete control of her guide dogs!

We never let her forget the one who nipped next door to our neighbours one Sunday, and enjoyed their Sunday roast which had been resting on the side. And all of us were in hysterics at her wedding when both her dog and her groom’s guide dog took it upon themselves to enjoy the desserts on the lower shelf of the dessert trolley. Always up for a giggle, always ready to listen, and always showing an interest in the world around her. She was someone very very special, and I was so fortunate to be her god-daughter. Thank you Mum for asking Margaret to be one of my godparents, thinking of you, her husband and her today.

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  1. Becky, she sounds delightful and by the sounds of it, living life to the full with a fun sense of humour. Best of all, her spirit lives on by sharing her life stories.

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    1. My reaction too as I recalled the memories 😀 her dogs were so well behaved when working, but off duty they seemed to pick up her sense of fun!

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    1. There’s definitely something for having other adults in your life. I know some around here choose to have a secular or humanist naming ceremony, and nominate adults to be ‘mentors’.

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  2. Oh, this is a happy/sad post that I wasn’t expecting. I agree with Margaret that you were lucky to have her involved in your life. She does sound special. no wonder you turned out so well 🙂 🙂

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    1. Awww thank you so much Jo. Yes, been keeping it quiet as I was knocked off kilter last week despite it being a happy release for her. We have been expecting the call since last year, but still never easy. She was a school friend of Mum, so been in our lives a long time. She was such fun.

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  3. What a lovely tribute. And how lovely too that your godparents were a real presence in your life. I don’t even know who mine were, but I must have had some, as I was christened..

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    1. I was very fortunate, and still have regular contact with my last remaining godparent. He gets on brilliantly with MrB, and so it remains a very important relationship 🙂
      Margaret though was extra special

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      1. Probably even tougher as you had known them for a much longer time. I barely remember mine even though she apparently lived with us for 6 months of the year.

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