Friday, October 26, 2007

Farewell to my beautiful Nana

Dearest Nana,
You have been such an important part of my life ever since I can remember. I know that life for you had become so much harder over the past ten years or so - and I am glad for your sake that your suffering is at an end, but I miss you with every fibre of my being. I can't begin to imagine that I will never see you again in this lifetime. But I hold onto our special times together and the knowledge that you will be with me always.
Nana, you will always be part of my most precious childhood memories...
- Days spent with you and Grandad at Coppins Terrace
- Holidays at the Cottage that Grandad built at Victor Harbour
- Holidays with Mum, Dad, Adam & you at The Coorong
- Visiting you in The Mall at Judells and watching you work your magic
- The BEST roasts in the world!
- Convincing Mum that I should be allowed to shave my legs - thanks Nana :-)
- Giving me my first grown-up handbag and always buying me beautiful dresses
- Encouraging me to study and being so thrilled when I succeeded
- Long chats over endless cups of coffee when I first left home
- Loving me and making me feel so special
Nana, the world is a better place for me and for our entire family because of you. You were more than a grandparent. You were a role model. You were a confidant. And most importantly you were my friend.
I will miss you until God holds us both in the palm of his hand,
with much love,


Jodi Devine said...

Very touching.
My thoughts are with you Lisa, on such a sad loss.
Love Jodi

Anonymous said...

Wow Lisa , she sounds like a wonderful Nanna, the sort everyone wants. You were so lucky to have had her. Thats a beautiful photo of her.

Scrapbooking 4 Less said...

Hi Lisa,

A very touching / sincere post there. Sorry for your sad loss.

Thinking of you.

Take Care,
Shelley Turner.

Anonymous said...

Dear Lisa,
I agree that it is indeed a beautiful photograph of my much loved mum, taken in earlier and happier times.

Was however a HUGE shock to me when I logged on looking for a distraction from my still very raw grief and wanting to hear joyous news of your beautiful boys.

Well, reckon that this is how the Universe works. Alway learning. Thanks for honouring my mum so beautifully Lisa.

Your dad (my big brother)told me yesterday that Harrison and Mitchell are now in "big boys beds". WOWEEE!!!

How did that go?

A very very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you for tomorrow Lisa !!! (13 Nov) My gift is to honour you publicly for the amazing person you have grown to be. "I tips me hat to you", as your lovely Nana would have said. :-)

Endless xxx as always,
Auntie Catherine.

Lisa - Mum to Mitch & Harry said...

Thank you for your kind words,
Lisa xxxx

Lisa - Mum to Mitch & Harry said...

Thank you for your kind message,
Lisa xx

Lisa - Mum to Mitch & Harry said...

Thank you for your kind words,
Lisa xx

Lisa - Mum to Mitch & Harry said...

Dear Auntie Cat,
Thank you for your lovely message. I prmoise to post an update on the boys today :-)

Lisa xxxx