6:30 am December 21, 2021
A Norwich family who had hoped to see five generations reunite for the first time in years have seen their hopes dashed after catching Covid.
The Jades had planned a big reunion on Boxing Day, but two of their family members have since tested positive.
Scott Pizey, 29, and Jasmine Jade, 35, of Hellesdon had planned to host Jasmine’s grandmother, Maureen Chapman, her mother, Jenifer Turner, their children Byron Taylor and her partner Ashleigh Corby and their new grandmother – child, Sienna, three months old.
But those dreams have now been abandoned.
Scott said: “Our new family member Sienna hasn’t met her great-great-grandmother yet, so it was very important for us to try to be together.”
Jasmine said: “My grandmother, Maureen, has dementia so we really wanted to make this a special Christmas for all of us.”
Scott added: âWe were so excited to bring together five generations of the family – we know that not all families are fortunate enough to have this opportunity and it is so rare.
âAnd because of that, we invested in so many gifts for everyone because we were sure it would be amazing to finally be able to mix three households, unlike last year.
âWe were all Covid-free, so our Christmas mood was right up there. We were singing so happily to Christmas music as the big day approached.
Now, with four sleeps until Santa comes down from the fireplace, Scott and Jasmine feel like they have “climbed a mountain and fallen to the bottom” because of the positive tests in their household.
Scott said: âWould it have been exciting to see your kids, their kids, your partner, his mom and his mom’s mom, all together over the holiday season?
âWe’re absolutely emptied, but we won’t let it get us down.
“We just have to brave it.”
Scott and Jasmine are going to do what they can with what they have – and are thankful that the kids have lots of gifts.
Scott added: “We have to do what we have to do to keep everyone safe.”