Monday, September 5, 2011

Forever Love

This past Saturday, I lost someone who meant the world to me.  My grandmother, Nana, as I call her was such a sweet-hearted, kind and loving person.  Words could never describe how amazing of a lady she was.  She was nurturing, caring, feisty, and funny and just an all around lovely person inside and out.  Such a strong rock in our family, I have some of the dearest childhood memories of her...I could write pages and pages about this.  From the many nights I slept over at her house and how she always made me the most delicious banana pancakes in the morning set out with a tall glass of orange juice and vitamins to playing dress up with her pretty dresses and trying on her stunning collection of jewelry to visiting her at work and how she always set up the typewriter for me to type on because she knew it was my favorite thing to do.  She loved old church hymns and she always sang them to me in the most beautiful voice and even taught me how to play some of these songs on the piano.  She was sweet indeed.  She will be missed and it hurts to think about it, but I know she is now in a better place.  I will forever hold dear the many many wonderful memories I have with her.  Love you Nana Banana.

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 As some of you know from reading along, I lost my other grandmother earlier this year so naturally this is quite a difficult time for me as both these ladies played such a huge role in my life.  Because of this I will be taking a short break from the blog world to clear my head, reflect, and let my heart mend a bit.  

Much love to you all.  
See you soon darlings!

Love, 

33 comments:

  1. you are in my thoughts and prayers dear. grandmothers are such a special gift to their grandchildren. i'm so thankful to still have one.

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  2. i am sorry for you loss love.
    let me know if you need anything and you will be in my thoughts. love you girly. <3333

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  3. so sad to hear that, but i too believe they are in a better place. cherish the times you had with her, they sound wonderful. xx

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  4. i'm sorry for you loss, marisa. she's such a great lady, read your post makes me remember of my own grandma.. big hug from me. hope you feel better soon. your grandma(s) must be proud of you :) xo.

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  5. so sorry for your loss, grandmothers are precious. take all the time you need and hopefully the pain will ease a little, eventually xx

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  6. I am so sorry my dear. Grandmothers are hugely special people. Take all the time you need. XXX

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  9. Just from the short paragraph you wrote about her, I could already tell she was an amazing woman. I do think a break would a good idea for you to heal, I hope you feel better soon dear xx

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  10. I am so so sorry dear. Keeping you and your family in my hearts and prayers <3

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  11. That is really sad. I'm sorry for your deep loss and sorrow you feel right now. May you feel comfort!

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  12. So sorry to hear of your loss but how wonderful to have such beautiful memories to carry with you forever in your heart.
    Andrea

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  13. So very sorry. How difficult to lost two women so dear to you in such a short time. Prayer and blessings to you and your family.
    Psalm 119:76
    May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.

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  14. She sounds exactly like my grandmother. I am so sorry that you are going through this difficult time, I'll keep you in my thoughts!

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  15. My heart is with you and your family Marisa Noelle! Your grandmother sounds like a beautiful person and I'm sure you will forever feel comforted in your heart with the blessing to have have know her.

    My sincere condolences to you and your family xx

    Virginie ♥

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  16. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss Marisa :( She sounds like a wonderful, sweet woman, and she is missed by many I am sure :(

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  17. Oh my goodness, that is so tough to lose both lovely women in one year. Your nana seems like she was an incredible person and i'm glad you have such wonderful memories of her. I'm sure this is so hard for you but at least you have solace that one day you will see her again. My thoughts & prayers are with you darlin'!

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  18. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your Nana sounds like a wonderful lady. Have lots of rest and be kind to yourself during the break ♥ Sending lots of love and good thoughts your way.

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  19. I know that I'm just an internet-gal, but really, if you need anything, to vent to someone you'll probably never meet or to curse via email or anything.. just let me know. I lost my Nanny three years ago and it still hurts.

    You're in my thoughts.
    <3

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  20. I feel so bad! She is in a better place!



    hugs and kisses by Mani.

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  21. I'm so sorry for your loss love, just know that she's in Heaven now and she is having an amazing time and she's waiting on you to come see her again! It'll be just like the old days, all of the memories you cherish now will come back to like again someday. Chin up doll, you're in my prayers<3
    xx
    lyndsey of hellolyndsey

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  22. i'm very sorry to hear this.
    I lost my grandmother a few months ago and I miss her so much. I can't tell you how much I loved her, how much I cried and how much I was hurt by her loss. I'm with you dear. Big hugs...

    http://lifeisaromanticpoem.blogspot.com/

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  23. So sorry you have to lost your grandma, Marisa
    don't worry, you'll get through this, I'm sure
    I'll keep you and your grandma in my prayers, dear

    <3
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  24. oh, i'm so sorry for you loss. i was very close to my grandmother. it sounds like you had a very special relationship with yours. sending you great big, virtual hugs. xo.

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  25. i'm sry for your loss. my condolences. stay strong...

    jos xx

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  26. I'm sorry and sad for you, take care...
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  27. so sorry for your loss, love.

    love, little.

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  28. oh i am so sorry for your loss, take care and big virtual hug :)

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  29. hi love,

    you've written a wonderful tribute to your Nana (i called mine that too) and i'm sure she felt all your love when she was here and even now that she's moved on. you've got so many amazing memories with her and that is truly a special thing to cherish forever!!!

    there's a quote i'd saved and love the sentiment and promise it's brought to me.

    you can: laugh again after unspeakable loss. joy will wind it's way around scars that will never unknot within you - like smiling ivy warming tree roots.

    be well Marisa, wishing you many, many blessings during this healing time. xoox ♥

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  30. I am very sorry about that! The way you wrote about her reminds me my grandmother as well, that I loved and she passed away many years ago. Well, at least we still have these great memories!

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  31. i lost mine in 2008 8 months after losing my dear grandfather.

    So i understand what u are going through i am glad i am late in reading this as by now i sincerely wish that u have became stronger and u have overcome the grief of losing someone so dear in life.

    I know this is cliche' " God loves her more , she is home now "

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  32. So sorry to hear
    Sounds like you have such sweet memories of your time together. I was crazy into typewriters too when I was little :D

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