This morning I woke up to the sad news that my grandmother, Audrey, who was 91, passed away last night peacefully.
We knew that she would pass away soon, she had been placed in hospice care which was a blessing. No matter how you prepare though it’s still a devastating moment to hear that someone you love is gone.
Audrey, or as we called her Nana, was an amazing woman. She lost her mother at a young age, lived through the Depression, and raised 2 children while her husband was off at war and protecting our country (he was in the Navy). They moved every few years while he was in the service, and even spent awhile living in France.
Audrey was a woman who loved unconditionally. No matter what happened if you saw her smile, and gave her a hug you knew it would be ok. She seemed like a delicate woman-thin and soft, someone you wanted to hug, but she was also one of the strongest women I’ve ever met. You just knew that no matter what happened she could get through it with a smile on her face.
She leaves behind an amazing legacy. 2 loving children (my Dad and my Aunt Penny), a daughter in law who adored her (my mom), 4 granddaughters, and 11 great grandchildren, one of whom (my daughter) is her namesake.
We’ll miss you Nana. Thank you for being my Nana, and being my childrens’ Great Nana. We named you that when Nathan was born because you were great, you were the greatest Nana anyone could have. We love you, Nana.