Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Memorial Birthday

Despite the emphasis our culture places on things like money and status, it’s being nice and caring for others that actually changes lives. Thank you, Nana, for teaching me these values and demonstrating that even in today’s competitive world, it is still possible to live with integrity, decency and compassion.  

My grandparents, Pat and Mary, on their wedding day in June 1952. 
Cancer may indeed have stolen your life and prevented you from being here to celebrate this, your 81st birthday, but it did not take away the love I feel for you, nor the legacy that such a beautiful and classy lady has left behind for the rest of us to carry on. Cancer loses, and we win, every single time we remember you.  

16 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful post. I love your Nana's wedding photo.

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  2. Happy Birthday to your Nana in heaven! I am sure her best gift is knowing all the love she still has on earth!

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  3. Well said and my thoughts are with you dear. Happy birthday to your dear Nana!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  4. Happy Birthday to your nana. What a beautiful photo, I love her dress.

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  5. Happy Birthday to your Nana! What a great picture - she was a beautiful lady.

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  6. This is a beautifully written post. Your grandparents were a lovely couple. Your grandmother looked stunning in her wedding dress. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  7. awwww, your Nana is so loved and will be remembered :) Her wedding photo is gorgeous!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  8. This picture is priceless. It's beautiful. No doubt she is as proud of you Heather as you are of her. You are right about not letting cancer when and keeping the memories alive.

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  9. So beautiful - it sounds like your Nana was such a beautiful person both inside and out, just like her grand-daughter. Beautiful and sweet post :)

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  10. This is such a beautiful post and your grandma's wedding dress is stunning. Cancer is such a horrible disease and I can not wait till it is cured

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  11. what a beautiful photo and way to remember you nana. sending love to you and your family.

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  12. Such a beautiful post! Happy belated birthday to your Nana!

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  13. what a wonderful woman you had to look up to and for her to share all of her invaluable wisdom and insight about life. it sounds like we can learn a lot from your nana

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