Saturday, October 10, 2009

In Loving Memory

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.

A wonderful woman, no longer on Earth, but rejoycing in Heaven. We love you, Nona.

1 comment:

Karyn said...

Beautiful, Jan. It is said that no one is really gone when they are remembered with love. Obviously, your Nona is still with you in the rich memories she has left in your hearts.