nana

‘I love you, too.’ She’d finally remembered me. I curled up in her arms, taking it all in. It was the last time I’d see her alive.’: Woman shares sweet reminder to ‘hug your grandparents while you can’

“These hands belonged to the feistiest woman I knew. They comforted me in my hardest times, wrapped around me in times of celebration. They rocked me…and my first born. And even when she forgot who I was, they interlaced mine. Today, I pray you all live like Nana.”

‘I caught sight of her coat hanging off the banister, waiting to be picked up and worn again. I couldn’t hold it together. She didn’t know it was the last time.’: Woman urges ‘hold on to each moment before it’s a memory’

“I was composed when I received the message she had passed, and when the doctor came to verify her death. I was composed when I kissed her forehead for the last time. It was only as we were getting ready to leave her house, that the silliest thing got to me.”

‘Your grandma has spiked a fever.’ ‘The nursing home was hit with COVID-19. My fierce, stubborn 98-year-old Italian little woman of a Nana fell victim.’: Woman mourns grandma lost to Covid-19, ‘Today Nana left us and my heart is broken’

“Telling my Nana my life wasn’t going to be what she expected, as I’d met the person I intended to marry and it was not a ‘he,’ was the most difficult moment of my life. I watched her heart break in front of me, fully aware I was the cause. Years later, at my wedding, she looked at me and said, ‘The LGBTQ community is the happiest group of people I’ve ever been part of.’ Today, Nana left us. My heart is broken.”

‘She couldn’t believe this was her dress. It was so old and yellow, it was the color of a penny.’: Bride says despite being adopted, grandmother’s vintage 1955 wedding gown ‘couldn’t have fit me more perfectly

“My mother could not believe how perfectly the dress fit me, since our genetics are all so different. She was very emotional. My mom recently fought Stage 3 breast cancer. She is still recovering, so it was really special for her to see me wearing it. We weren’t sure if my mom was going to make it to my wedding at all.”

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