One of my favorite people on this earth went to be with the man himself upstairs. Nan, grandma snackie, Nancy, passed away on December 19. She had a long battle with kidney failure and ultimately decided to drop the mic on life. She was the strongest woman I ever knew and I am so glad she called me hers. She taught me so many things. She taught me to never take yourself too seriously because we don’t have too much time here so we need to live it to the fullest. Nan taught me how to snack. She said it was always time for a snack. She has me addicted to peppermints as she never left her house without them in her purse. Nan also taught me how to very discreetly open said peppermints during church. Most importantly she taught me how to love unconditionally. I miss her more and more every day. She was such an inspiration to me. Nan was one of the strongest people I’ve ever met. She had a beautiful soul and a caring heart. I spent majority of my childhood weekends with her. So weekend trips to Philadelphia to see my cousins, trips to Peppers to get chicken salad and rotel, watching birds and looking them up in the world book, and cuddling up on the couch and watching I Love Lucy were our regular agendas. One thing Nan was big on was breakfast. That woman never had a simple breakfast. She always had a small glass of milk, a small glass of orange juice, and a cup of coffee. We would have eggs, bacon, and biscuits, or toast, and on special occasions un iced pop tarts with melted butter on top. My dad gave her the name of Grandma Snackie because never did you go to her house and leave without eating something. I could go on for ever about how great she is but all of my memories come in waves. She was such an amazing lady and I can only hope that I will be half as great a woman as she was when I grow up. We knew she was going to be passing and one of the last things she said to me was pretty funny actually. I said well Nan I’m glad to know I will have someone up there looking after me. She said to me Emma Rose their is only so much I can do. She passed away two days later but the day she passed away a bird came up very close to our porch like weirdly close. Birds have never come that close to us before. She loved birds and always has. We knew that was her way of telling us she was okay. I love you forever Nan.
|“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.”