I kinda went AWOL so thought I had better explain and apologise!
My wonderful Nana got sick very suddenly. Thankfully I made it back to the UK just in time but sadly, she passed away the next day.
I know I had promised you a ton of reviews… and I will get round to them in the coming days – but as you can imagine, I have had my mind elsewhere recently.
My Nana truly was a phenomenal human-being! Life without her won’t ever be the same. Below is the eulogy I wrote and read for her, to give you an idea of what a special lady she really was!
Eulogy for Nana
I stand here in front of you today to say a few words about my grandmother, I am aware that I will, without doubt, fail to perfectly express in words what my nana meant to each of us, because WORDS SIMPLY CANNOT CAPTURE LOVE. For all of us who are blessed enough to know and love my nana, the only things that will truly capture who she was are the warm memories that we each hold within our hearts.
To me my nana’s heart was huge, vast and limitless. I am the first born grandchild. I was born to a young mother who was so lucky to have her family help take care of and love me. How lucky was I to spend my first few years of life with two mothers?! Even when my mum left my grandparents house and moved to a home of her own, Nana was always there for me. I had one mum who did the hard work of being my mother, especially when I was a teen. The other to always have fun with, laugh and joke with, one who never had to discipline and that was my Nana. I believe that I touched my Nana’s heart as much as she touched mine. Without this wonderful example of warmth and gentleness from the time I was born I might have been a much different person.
A few things about my Nana that I will never forget and will always hold dear.
Her Love; nana is a figure of unconditional love. Love was the major fabric by which she created her tapestry of life. In the raising of her own children, the teachings of her grandchildren, and in how she welcomed new family and friends, her unconditional strong love is what has made our family what it is today and is what will help keep us together from this day forward.
Her hug; anyone who hugged her knew that even towards the end, for such a small woman, she had a hug that felt like it would break you in half. It was so strong and so secure, it made you know exactly how she felt about you and took your breath away at the same time.
Her smile and laugh; She always loved a good joke and loved us to tease her, you would see the twinkle in her eyes when she thought we were being funny. Her laugh was infectious!
Nana, thank you for having a bottomless heart. It has truly been an honour and a pleasure to be your grand-daughter. I am so happy that I was able to be with you in your last moments. Though I am devastated that you will miss many of my big moments. When I have children and they ask, I look forward to telling them so many wonderful and funny stories about their great nan and how much you loved me.
A Heart of Steel has stopped beating, 2 shining eyes at rest. God broke our hearts to prove, he only takes the best.
What a beautiful Guardian Angel I now have. Rest in Peace Nana, I love you xxxx
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