My Spirited Nan

Today, Friday 13 September, 2013, my maternal Grandmother, Nana Young, left this Earth and entered Heaven, greeted there by her 2 husbands, Poppy Young and Wally Gough, and her siblings and her many friends. Down here on Earth, I find it very difficult to stop the tears from falling from my eyes. To be accurate, I need to convey that my Nan was aged 93 years and 1 day and lived an eventful and mostly-rewarding life. In March of her final year of life, she handed in her restricted-driving licence, a reflection of her spirit for life and something that makes me incredibly proud. I am shattered to be entering this stage of my life although I am aware that to have had 44 years of life, with my Grandmother's influence, is a very fortunate position to be in. I am very grateful to her, for all she has contributed to my life, and she was very human, and my heart aches for one more hug.

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Sep 22, 2013
by: Anonymous

9/13/13 was my Gramma's funeral. She was 82 and had just celebrated her 61st wedding anniversary. With all the storms last week, I can't help but think it's her making some ruckus up there. It's very hard. Know you aren't alone. As we grow older, dealing with end of life care and relishing the numbered days, it seems like death would be easier to handle. But that's not necessarily the case at all.

I'm sending you healing energy and warm comfort.

Sep 15, 2013
by: sammie

hello I'm sorry for the loss off your nan, I so wish my nan
would off lived till that age she was 53 when she died, its been 6 months for me but it still hurts like the day I got a
phone call from my mum saying 10 mins prior to that phone call my nan took her last breath. I hope as each day goes on you are coping better and better like they say you can forgive but never forget. its okay to smile and be happy it dose not mean you have moved on it means you are coping your nan wouldn't want you to be sad forever we can't change what happened I no my nan well enough that if s could she would tell me to stop being silly smile for me don't cry xx

Sep 14, 2013
My Spirited Nan
by: Doreen U.K.

I am sorry for your loss of your Nan. She lived a good age and natural to feel sad at her passing. To have had 44yrs. of her influence in your life is a blessing. It is human nature to want more. But reality tells us that deep down we do accept that our loved one's will die and we will grieve for a time. My mother died 10yrs. ago at age 77yrs. I accepted this as a blessing because I could have lost her in my young life, as so many young people do. My father is 91yrs. and in a care home and just living with this heartache makes us as a family wish he had his wish of being freed from a life with no quality. Whilst my husband died 16 months ago of terminal cancer at 65yrs. and he wanted to live. It takes a long time to heal from our tragedies in life. May God comfort you and your family though your grief.

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