Saturday, December 4, 2010



Today my Nanny turned 96!! Yes, she has been given life for 96 years.
This birthday marked a very bittersweet birthday. My nan had a fall at the end of September and broke her hip. She was still living alone in her beautiful two story house and driving her car right before she fell. It was a fluke of a fall but has definitely rocked her world. Now, two and half months later, she is living the last of her life in a nursing home. It truly breaks our hearts that she is there but it is the only option. Thankfully, where she lives is very nice and they truly do take good care of their patients. My dad is so faithful to her, visiting her twice a day, even though it is a thirty minute drive each way. He has been so committed to her and honors every request she makes. He truly is living out what it looks like to grant the wish of your parents or grandparent in this case. 

My nan is my person. She is sis' and mines go to girl. She truly has been our best friend, especially these last few years when we have walked through life and needed advice. My nan is the person who has helped my mom and dad take care of me and my sister our whole lives. There was never a birthday or Christmas that we didn't get $100 bills or an Easter or first day of school without new shoes, or even a summer we didn't go to camp. I am so thankful for my nan in SO many ways.  It feels like a knife stabbing my heart when I think about her not being here; however, I don't want her to live in a nursing home one more day. She wants to be with Jesus so bad. She longs to be in Heaven. This makes my heart happy. I know I will see her again and I know when she does leave me and our family she will be healed , able to walk again, and at peace because she is with Jesus. 

I love you, Nanny. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you. There is not a day that will go by that I won't think about you. You are the light of my life and I cherish each special moment I do get to spend with you. You are my rock and I love you with my whole heart.

1 comment:

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

How amazing!! Happy Birthday to her!