Wednesday, July 22, 2009

♥ Dear Nanny ♥

It's hard to believe you have been apart of my life for 30 years. It seems like yesterday when I was spending the night with you as a child and then living with you as an adult. I still have vivid memories of all of our precious times together, but I am sure that yours have been robed by the evil disease that has taken over...Alzheimer's.

I knew there would come a time that you would no longer be able to put sentences together, remember my name, and all the precious memories we shared. That time is here. I remember you taking care of me for many years and then I returned the favor when you were in dire need.

If I had to pick some of the best memories I had with you I could easily say that they are:

*Going to church & sitting on the back row with a bag of goodies including the ones I would put on my fingers and then eating them. You always said "Shhhhh"

*Spending the night with you and being allowed to IRON!!!

*Your famous rolls...they are better the O'Charleys :)

*Craving your green beans...I would love to have some right now.

*Christmas time was such an important part of the Weather's house.

*Peony Bushed

*Hanging clothes on the line

*You making me endless grilled cheese sandwiches

* made many of outfits, altered pants for me, and sewed on buttons.

All of these things that once filled your life are no longer there...not by choice, but by the disease. No only do you bring joy to my life when I see you, you now bring joy to Owen's life. He knows who Nanny is and constantly asks about you. However, he will never know the Nanny I knew and that makes me sad.

I know when you reach those Golden Gates all of your frustration will be taken away. You will be able to remember what you ate, your age, your children, grandchildren, great grandchild, and all of the memories you no longer remember.

I want to thank you for all you have done for me, my family and my parents.

I PROMISE to visit you weekly with Owen, bring you treats :) and be there for the remainder of your time here on Earth. Just know you are with me daily in my thoughts and prayers. I pray everyday for you and the future elders that a cure is found for Alzheimer's.

I LOVE you and hurt with you...I wished I could take it all away! I want my NANNY back, but I know God has another plan for you.



Courtney said...

This is a beautiful post! She sounds like a great woman!

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