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Not just another funeral

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Last week Monday night my world changed forever and now I have precious and sweet memories of my Nanny who passed away at 85 yes old. Next month she will be 86; would have been 86 years old. Her heart finally let go and Grandad came and helped her peacefully, I say this because her last words were his name and that she wanted to be with him and she passed away. It was 5 years ago when we lost Grandad suddenly and now they are together. Ruth was an amazing woman, a good Mother and an incredible Grandmother. The typical response is always I’m sorry for your loss well yesterday and older gentleman at the gym said to me, did she live a good life and I said yes; then he asked how old she was and I said 85; he asked was there much happiness and I said every good memory I have in my life has her in it; then he said then she will live on in you forever and you will speak about these memories and maybe even duplicate them with your Grandchildren. That is what is important after we aren’t here anymore-we all have an expiry date and it is up to us how we chose to live our life. That was all he said and I got teary eyed but it was such a different response to my grief and her passing that I truly cherished how he spoke to me about it. I truly love both of them with all my heart and soul and I will be forever grateful for who I am because of both Nanny and Grandaddy.
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  • INSH8P
    The best ministers, representatives of what they believe, are people like the gentleman who spoke to you of what you already know in your heart is true, enduring, life changing. Your grandmother did all of that to you and for you -- filling your heart to know the true, the enduring, the life changing -- inspiring you to continue to make a difference for yourself, your family, your community, this world, that is so longing for thoughts of hope, goodness, kindness, compassion. May you feel that genuine love and compassion in your time of grief and healing.
    390 days ago
    That gentleman touched your heart with his kindness and his wisdom into a life lived well. Hugs.
    405 days ago
    What a lovely thing to have said on such a sad (joyful?) occasion. emoticon
    407 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your lovely grandmother with us! Recalling photos of the two of you together having such a joy-filled time. May your precious memories console you and my heart aches for your loss.
    407 days ago
    May your memories provide solace in your times of grief. That man in the gym was a gift and I will think of his words when expressing my condolences to others. Take good care.
    407 days ago
    My deepest and most sincere condolences!
    407 days ago
  • POSEY150
    Thanks for sharing. All of us including your grandmother want to be remembered in just this way. The man at the gym was inspired to comfort you.
    407 days ago
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