Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Miss You....

I got the call late Tuesday night......that my sweet Nonnie passed away. I have been fortunate enough to have her in my life for nearly 40 years, but it still stings to lose a person you love. My Nonnie was a tough cookie who endured much in her 91 years. She never lost sight of who she was or succumb to sadness or anger over the hand that was dealt to her. She was my "fun, cool, and hip" grandma. She was pretty, sophisticated, and strong willed. She once said to me that no matter how sad you may be, if you stay there, the world stops listening....so it is best to put a smile on your face and move on. I think my strength and courage have come from her and I try my best to live a happy life everyday. I am a better person for knowing her......and am glad I got to love her for so many years.

Here she is in 1971 with her 4 grandchildren.
And again in 2010 with her 4 grandchildren......

Nonnie........................I love you more.

20 comments:

Rachel said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Hold on to those memories of such a beautiful woman!

Margie H said...

Oh, Michele...I am so sorry to hear. Warm and gentle hugs to you, my friend. Wish I was there to comfort you! xo

Cricut Couple said...

It's never easy, even if you have had time to get used to the idea. Sounds like you have some amazing memories and the talent to preserve them with the utmost respect for such a wonderful lady. Hugs.

Rose Ann said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Michele. Hugs and prayers for you and the family.

Amy E said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Grandmother's are such special blessings in our lives. I was lucky enough to have mine for 29 years before she passed. But I treasure every second, as I'm sure you do. You're in my thoughts.

Amy E.
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Susie said...

I'm really sorry for your loss. I know how that feels. How wonderful that you had such a beautiful person for so many years. Love the two photos.

Diane Hodrick said...

So sorry for your loss...the photos are such treasures....

mary mac said...

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, Michele. What wonderful pictures you shared with us. You look like you were a handful - but very cute!

Carolyn/MamaC said...

I am so sorry about the passing of your beloved Grandmother. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family during this time of sadness. What a blessing to have had such a wonderful person in your life!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

Sharon-The OKI StampQueen said...

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Blessings, Sharon

Debby said...

So sorry Michele. What a beautiful granddmother. You will see her again.

Simply Sassy Scrapper said...

I'm sorry for your loss. It truly sounds as though it was a wonderful and special 40 years with her.

Pam Speidel said...

You have my sincere sympathy Michele! Your "Nonnie" sounds like a very special woman that will be missed by all who knew her. Treasure your memories and look forward to the day you'll meet again in Heaven! ♥

Alice Wertz said...

so sorry to hear this. thanks for sharing your memories of her. sending you big hugs.

Esther said...

So very sorry for your loss. What a beautiful woman and beautiful life. Hugs to you and yours.

Sherry Ann said...

So very sorry to hear about your loss. Hold tight to those great memories!

bonnie said...

Oh sweetie...I'm so very sorry for your loss...your Nonnie looks so happy sat there with her sweet grandchildren all those years ago...thank you for sharing and I love that sweet saying, so very true. What a sweet blessing you had her in your lives so long...you will have so many wonderful memories to treasure, sending you hugs xoxoxox

GabyCreates.com said...

So sorry for you loss Michele... prayers.

Tammy C said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my father in January, so I know how hard it is to lose a family member that you love so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Paula said...

I'm sorry she has left you, but I'm glad you got to have her in your life for so long.