Princess EugeniaJust experienced the complete circle of life. Our hearts go out for her. It seemed that she was surrounded with life and hope after being blessed with a healthy grandson, August Philip Hawke Brooksbank. This is your chance to open up the doors for a new generation.
Sadly, at the same time that was happening, her father-in-law, George Brooksbank was fighting an illness (after having narrowly beaten Covid last year), and sadly, that sickness came to head in the worst way possible right before baby August’s christening.
Circle of Life
George Brooksbank had been very ill for a long time. He lost his battle with cancer just days before the birth of August. It’s hard to imagine a miracle being followed quickly by tragedy. It’s as if the parents opened one door to allow the baby in and then closed another. It could be said that both the blessings and the losses balance each other. Sometimes, fate can be quite strange.
Brooksbank was only 61% old when he died. As mentioned previouslyHis battle with Covis took a lot from him last year, and he never fully recovered. But no one could’ve predicted how close these two incidents would be to one another. But Brooksbank had been on a ventilator for the last five weeks, so the loss wasn’t completely unfounded. It is still extremely painful for all of them.
Grief and gratitude
The one thing that stands out in this otherwise tragic story is that the elder got to meet his grandson before he passed away. It’s a great thing that they were able to meet. As if one generation passed the torch to the next, unofficially. Brooksbank almost seemed to be holding on to that very reason. Once he realized how much August would be fine, he left this mortal coil happy.
Even though you don’t wish it on anyone, life sometimes opens doors and closes others. Brooksbank did not seem to die peacefully. The fact that Brooksbank got to meet his grandchild makes it even more saddening and joyful. One thing is certain, Princess Eugenia had an unforgettable year. This was true for both the positive and negative aspects.