Friday, March 30, 2012

My Nanny

…taught me to love flowers and gardening…cooked my favorite meals…kept me laughing…told me about the birds and bees…taught me to pluck my eyebrows…interrupted my first jr. high kiss (shouldn’t have attempted that in her front yard…my bad)…called me on my honeymoon to see if I had any questions (wink wink), attended every school event I ever participated in, taught me to ride a bike, made me take a nap until I was in the 5th grade, played tag with the grandkids and great grandkids until she was wheelchair bound, kept lots of chocolate at her house, loved to pull pranks on April Fool’s Day, loved sharing family treasures with her grandkids, was always concerned for the “regularity” of all family members (if you know what I mean), told great stories about the adventures of her younger days, loved to read…and she loved me deeper than deep…and she made me feel like the most important person on Earth when I was with her.

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She went home to meet Jesus yesterday…she was 88 and I’m so blessed to have had 44 years of being loved by her.

13 comments:

Erin Volante Floral said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You obviously have some amazing memories, it sounds like she was a pretty awesome lady! A life well-lived for sure. Thanks for sharing her with your readers!

Laurie (Fleurie) said...

Blessings to you and your family Amy. What a sweet tribute to your Nanny. Your memories of her will carry you through the years. Take time to yourself mourn her loss.

Katie Pollard said...

What an incredible legacy. Praying for you and your family as you grieve her loss.

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Nanny. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Amy said...

So sweet! It's the great memory that will last forever with you!

Jenny N said...

Amy, I'm so sorry to hear that. Sending all my love and prayers your way. Love you guys! *hugs*

Alicia said...

Your words are so nice, she would be happy... I'm sorry for your lost.

bloom boxx said...

It's so wonderful that you shared this with us. I'm very sorry for your loss. May your nanny rest in peace. And may you, too, soon find peace as you delight in your many fond memories of her. Pull a good prank on someone this Sunday in her honor. And, have a blessed weekend.

KayB said...

Such a touching and beautiful tribute to your Nanny. Her spirit lives on xx

Holly Chapple said...

How do grandmothers have such an incredible impact on our lives? It seems like you had one cool and wonderful grandma. I love you and I am praying for you as you adjust to being a big girl!!! Grandmas allow us to be babies every once and a while!!

Jessica :: Delicatessen said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You are so fortunate to have had all that time with her. I'm sure you made her proud.

Never A Plain Jane said...

Amy, you've done a lovely job highlighting a lovely life. It looks like she gave you everything you needed to keep her alive forever - acts of kindness, generosity, love, and fun - all things you also do for others.

Janet said...

What an incredible woman to have in your life. You are so lucky to have spent such wonderful times together.