Nanna

Yesterday, the world lost one of the good ones.

My beautiful nanna, who has been battling breast cancer for the last few years, left us peacefully.

I'm sad for us. I'm sad for my Mum - I can't even imagine how hard this must be for her. I'm sad for Georgia, who won't get the honour of growing up with her great-nanna. I'm sad for me, because she's gone.

But mostly, I'm happy. I'm happy that she can rest and relax. I'm happy that she got to see her grand-kids grow up and be happily married. I'm happy she held on to meet Georgia, who she was so thrilled and excited to see. I'm happy that in her final days, she was able hold Georgia's hands, kiss Georgia's forehead, and smile. This makes me happier than I can explain - and the picture below is one I'll show my daughter when she's older: I truly believe that she was early for a reason, and that reason was for her. I'll have special memories of the two of them together.

I know she's happier where she is right now, and I know she'll be smiling. We love you, Nanna. So, so very much.

Nanna Mary & Georgia ~ May 2013


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10 comments:

Sarah at Midwest Pillowtalk said...

i just went through this too :( its always so hard, but comforting to know their life was so well lived and they're okay in a new life now. i know your nana was a lovely woman. im sorry for your loss lovely. xo

PMerr said...

So sorry! My grandma died of lung cancer about a month after we found out we were pregnant. We got to tell her (and then kept it a secret for another month from everyone else). It's not easy, but I'm happy that she at least got to meet Georgia!

Erin said...

I'm so sorry for you loss. I'm so glad that your Nana was able to meet your daughter before she passed away.

Mrs. Higrens said...

Hugs to you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

heidikins said...

This is such a sweet post, I am so sorry for your loss, my dear. Lots of love and hugs.

xox

Hapa Hopes said...

I'm so sorry, sweet Aly. I know she was so very special to you. It really does seem like she held on for Georgia. What a wonderful memory. Peace and love.

Kristie said...

I'm so sorry for your family's loss. It is so wonderful that she was able to meet your special little girl, those are memories that will last a lifetime.

Becky said...

I'm so sorry for your loss!

Katelin said...

aw friend i'm so sorry, losing someone close is never easy. xo

~Mummy~ said...

I miss her so much .....
but those last moments with Georgia - I will NEVER forget the look on her face when she kissed her
*sob*





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