Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Goodbye Nana

Yesterday just after 1 o'clock in the afternoon my beautiful Nana passed away aged 68.

It is not something I have felt comfortable talking about on my blog before but she has been ill for a couple of months. For many years she had problems with her liver, and just as the doctors were preparing to put the wheels in motion to arrange a liver transplant they found that most evil of diseases, Cancer. Bile Duct Cancer to be exact, a very rare and aggressive form of cancer.

She was then placed in horrible situation of her Liver was too weak for Chemo, but she could not have a new liver because of the Cancer.

Last October she was given 12 months. But here I am a mere 4 months later and yesterday I had to say goodbye.

In the end it was the Liver problems that got her, which we think was probably the lesser evil of the two. She went peacefully surrounded by her family all holding her which is all she ever wanted.

She was a wonderful Nana. So kind and loved her family so much, nothing was ever a problem. Even once she had passed her eyes were closed and she had a smile on her face with the sun shining through the window. She looked like Nana again.

Me and Nana one Christmas Morning. She loved to come and see us open our Presents
She was the one who taught me to knit, in fact she bought my first sewing kit too. She loved to make us things when we were kids. From a two foot Postman Pat or a He-Man jumper for my brother or a teddy bears picnic jumper for me.

She was just wonderful, and I am so glad I got to spend 28 years with her.

She leaves behind my Grandad, married for 52 years after meeting on a blind date when she was just 15. I can only hope my marriage to David will be even half as strong as theirs.

My Nana and Gradad at my Brothers wedding September 2013
A world without Nana just doesn't seem real at the moment.

Love you Nana, I know you will be looking down on us.

xxx

32 comments:

  1. Mi dispiace tanto, un abbraccio forte

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  2. Gecondoleerd. Veel sterkte met dit grote verlies :(

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  3. So sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers!

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  4. I'm so very sorry for your loss! My Mother is around the same age and that is just too young.

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  5. My condolences !
    Your goodbye letter to your Nana made me cry!

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  6. So sorry for your sad loss , your Nana looked a very kind warm person.
    Hold on to those lovely times you had together big hugs.

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  7. My condolences to you and your loved ones.
    I'll be honest... It is a very special thing that you got to say goodbye in this way. Holding here, being all around her... Not many people have that.
    I wish you a lot of strength in upcomming time.

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  8. I'm so sorry for your loss Emma. Remember the good times.

    Linda

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  9. So sorry to hear of your sad loss.x

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  10. I'm so sorry for your loss. I've lost 3 of my grandparents to cancer so I know how you feel. Sending hugs your way.

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  11. I'm so sorry to read about your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. I hope that sharing your memories has helped you remember the good times and made you even more aware that there are lots of stitchers sharing virtual hugs with you. xx

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  12. So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you .xxx

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  13. Oh Emma, I am so sorry to hear that you lost your precious Nanna. It's obvious how much you loved her and she was lucky to have all of you and for all of you to have her. Your in my thoughts and prayers. love and hugs Annette

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  14. I'm so sorry for your loss, Emma. ((((Hugs)))))

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  15. I'm so sorry to hear of your Nana's passing. She sounds like a wonderful person.

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  16. I am so sorry for your loss.Lovely photos of your Nana.xx

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  17. Oh Emma, I'm so sorry for your loss. Big hugs.

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  18. Sorry to hear about your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.

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  19. She was beautiful, and looks like such a sweet lady. I'm so sorry for this loss.

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  20. I'm sorry to hear that, my deepest heartfelt condolences to you at this time xx

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  21. A very sad time for you. I hope the sadness in your heart will soon heal a little and you can remember the wonderful things and happy times that you both shared. Those precious memories will live on forever in your heart and be there when you need a comforting thought.

    I lost my beloved grandmother over 25 years ago and I can still see her smiling face and feel her hands helping me to knit as I sit and craft and remember the things she told me.

    {{warm comforting hugs}}xxx

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  22. So sorry for your loss. I'm glad you have so many wonderful memories to cherish.

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  23. o no, sending warm fuzzies your way! She sounds like a wonderful lady and she passed on her crafty knowledge to you which will always keep her around in your thoughts.

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  24. Sincere sympathies for your loss, Emma. Grandparents are very special people and you and your Grandad have so many wonderful memories of her. Sending you love from Canada. xo

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