On this day, 8 years ago, the world lost a diamond. Nan was one of the most kind, compassionate, adventurous woman I knew. Some day, I hope to be just like her. Not a day goes by that I don’t think about her.
I threw away a bunch of cards last night, but kept all of the cards of relatives who have died. In the last few years of Nan’s life, I noticed a trend when it came to X-mas. Even though I was in transition and just spiritual from 2010 until her death, she knew I didn’t celebrate Christmas. Instead, she gave me holiday cards that didn’t say “Merry Christmas.” She gave me “Happy Holiday” cards that spelled out her love for me. I never noticed it until last night. Nan always accepted me for who I was and she didn’t have any expectations of who she wanted me to be, she loved me for who I am. I know she would be so proud of me now.
I’m verklempt and I really miss Nan. 8 years and it still feels like yesterday. Time hasn’t healed me, I still feel lost without her.
Here are some songs that remind me of Nan:
Love and miss you, Nan! Until we meet again…