Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day 2012- A Heavy Heart

I thought for a while about whether or not to post about this, but I figured since this blog chronicles my life in all aspects I would do it. My sweet Nana (great grandmother) is slowly slipping away from us. Her health has been deteriorating quickly and it doesn't look like she is going to be here much longer. I'm so grateful we have this Mother's Day for the family to come together and spend time with her, but we all know it will be her last. 


Today we will remember what an amazing woman she was. She was always incredibly active and was on a bowling league well into her 80's. She always kept up with me and my sisters and loved taking us to the park and playing ball in her backyard. She was from the South and loved her sweet tea (so did I!) and I always liked her cinnamon toast the best because she used extra butter ;) She has lived over 30 years without her husband only proving further what an incredibly strong, independent person she is, something I admire incredibly. 

I want to  wish my Mom a very Happy Mother's day, and I want you to know I see the strength and love I see in Nana in you as well. I want you to remember that we are all an extension of Nana; she lives in each one of us and always will. May her strength help us all through this difficult time. Love you Mom!


I hope you all have an incredible Mother's Day and don't forget to give your Mom an extra hug today, you never know when it will be the last.

6 comments:

  1. What a wonderful tribute to your Nana. She truly sounds like an incredible woman. Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. I love your blog! What a sweet post about your Nana - you have a beautiful family. Enjoy your Mother's day :)

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  3. That is so incredibly sweet! I think the strength you see in both of them is also found in you Little b! :)

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  4. That is so beautiful, what a nice grand daughter and daughter you are!

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  5. I know how you feel. My grandmother has Alzheimers and she is not the woman I remember her being. It is tough to see the ones you love deteriorate before your eyes. The only thing we can do is continue to live our lives in their honor and carry their love in our hearts.

    You have a beautiful and strong mother and I know you two will be able to endure this trying time together. I pray for your continued strength and peace during this difficult time.

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  6. Awww...I have a Nana too...she just battled liver cancer from hepatitis...we thought we going to lose per the doctors but she has made an incredible recovery for now...I am grateful to hear you speak so kindly about your Nana..my prayers are with you and the family!!! She has left a great legacy behind!! Be proud

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