Monday, September 24, 2012

Keep Me In Your Heart…

If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever. 

~ Winnie the Pooh

As I go through life, I’m forever reminded that time is precious and fleeting, and never is that more true than today. After five months of courageously facing down Stage IV cancer, my dear Nana experienced a decline in her health over the weekend and is expected to have just days to live.

As I type this, I’m getting ready to head back out to California with the hope of seeing her one last time, and am trying to take comfort in memories of the weeks I was recently able to spend with her over the summer and of the nearly 29 years of friendship and love we have shared.

Image Source: Alex Neumann Photography
There is so much more that I want to say, about her courage, her strength, her beautiful spirit, but I just don’t have the words right now. Thank you all for your ongoing friendship and support, which mean more to me than you know. If you can, please keep my Nana and family in your thoughts and hearts throughout the coming days.

Love and peace, always. 

27 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry, Heather. Safe travels and I hope you're able to spend some time with her. Sending a virtual hug!

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  2. {hugs} I'm so sorry to hear that :( I know how hard it is to lose a family member and I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts.

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  3. I am truly sorry to hear this! I'll keep you, your family and your nana in my thoughts. Have a safe trip back to California.

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  4. Im so sorry to hear this. We will be praying for your Nana and your family!

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  5. Heather I hope you and your family get to spend these moments together in peace knowing that she won't be suffering and that one day you will reunite. All my love to you and your family. xoxo

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  6. Thinking of you and your family. Safe travels, and remember all the good times you had together.

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  7. I'm very sorry to hear about your nana. I wish you and your family peace at this time and a safe and speedy trip back to CA to see her.

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  8. I am so sorry to read this. I will keep your family and your nana in my thoughts and prayers.

    Tracy

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  9. Dear Heather, so sorry to hear you are going through this difficult time, may you make the best of the time you have left with your Grandmother, because just like you said time is precious and fleeting.

    God bless you, your family and specially your Nana, may she be surrounded by love and family at all times, keeping you in my heart and prayers.

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  10. Sending positive thoughts your way. Xoxo

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  11. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts during this difficult time, Heather. ((HUGS))

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  12. Heather, I am so sorry to hear that your grandmother's condition took a turn for the worse. I am glad you'll be able to spend some time with her, and may she find peace.

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  13. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, she sounds like a very beautiful woman and soul :)

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  14. Heather, my thoughts are with you and your family! Lots of hugs to you!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  15. Heather, I am so, so sorry to read this. My heart breaks for you and tears are welling in my eyes.

    Thinking of you and your family and sending prayers above for you.

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  16. I'm so glad you get to go out to California. Know that I am holding you in my heart as if I could hug you in person, and that I am praying so, sooo hard for your family. Love you, girl.

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  17. Awww Heather, I am so sorry to hear about your Nana <3 {{hugs}}

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  18. my thoughts are with you. as you remember i lost my great granny this year and i know how that feels.

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  19. I'm sorry to hear, Heather. My thoughts go out to you and yours.
    hugs,
    laura

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  20. I am so sorry Heather. I know exactly how you feel, and I hope that these you are able to have some lasting memories with her this week...as hard as it is. You are in my thoughts, Thinking of you! <3

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  21. sending you and your family lots of love and strength.

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  22. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time :( I am so sorry.

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  23. I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. *hugs*

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  24. oh heather...sorry to hear about your grandma....she sounds like a wonderful lady!thinking of you!

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  25. Heather, you know you and your family are in our prayers...

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  26. This is so touching. SO sorry to hear about your grandmother. I hope you are doing well.

    *Erin

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