On September 29th, we lost an amazing woman. Chris' maternal grandmother, or Nona, as we all called her passed away after a quick but difficult battle with cancer at the age of 87. She was loved by many and will be so dearly missed.
On this Thanksgiving weekend, I am choosing not to dwell on the sadness that her death has caused, but instead to be thankful for these things:
-In the final months of her life, she was surrounded by family and love
-We were able to see her a number of times while she was in the hospital. While at times hard, it gave Chris and I peace to know that we were able to say goodbye.
-When she took her final breath she was with her daughter and son in law, not alone.
-I am thankful that I was able to know her and laugh with her for the past 10 years. She was a hilarious woman (not always intentionally) and I always knew that when visiting her there would be laughter.