Sunday, September 8, 2013

Nana

Tonight, our dear, sweet, wonderful Nana was called home.  There are no words to adequately describe just how much she meant to all of us.  She was a Southern lady through and through.  She loved life, and was always ready for an adventure.  I never heard her complain.  Not EVER!  She loved her family with her whole heart, and we loved her!!!  We will miss her terribly, but the memories we have, of time spent with her, will sustain us.  We will carry her love in our hearts forever.  Goodbye  Nana.  Be Sweet.  Toodle Loo!
This photo was taken only 4 short weeks ago, when we celebrated Nana's 99th Birthday!
RIP Nana

43 comments:

by Teresa said...

Kris.. thank you for sharing stories of your times with Nana over the last few years.. I feel as if I knew her. What a wonderful family she had with you all - it shone through what love you all shared. You are lucky to have had her with you so long. I am sending you healing thoughts and know you will be celebrating her life and all she did for all of you. If you need me, just call. I'm here for you. ((hugs)), Teresa

Kerri said...

Oh Kris, I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I can always feel how loved she is over here on your blog. Her pictures bring a smile to my face...as she always looks so happy and full of life.
Your family will be in my prayers.

From the Kitchen said...

I know you all will miss your Nana but what precious memories she has left you with. Condolences and wishing all of you happiness in the memory of her.

Best,
Bonnie

Gloria Baker said...

Im so sorry my dear Chris because I know how all of you loved the sweet and amazing nans and I always enjoyed all your posts about her. Im sure she is with God now and she always will care of her lovely family.
A lot of huges and love dear.
Gloria

Deb~in~Denver said...

Thank you for sharing your Nana with all of us, over the years. She was so very loved by all of you. I'm carrying you in my heart.

xo
Deb

Valerie Smith said...

What a special lady. Many blessings and condolences to you and your family.

Hugs,

Valerie

45th Parallel Quilter said...

What a joy she was and how much love she brought with her to you and your family. Prayers and thoughts with you all at this time but celebrate her life rather than mourn her passing ... she was truly a blessing. Thanks for sharing this part of your life/family with all of us. It is a privilege. Linda

Debbie said...

Oh Kris, again, I am sorry to read about your sweet Nana. What a blessing she has been in all of your lives for soo long! A lifetime of memories to cherish and look back on now until you see her again. May the Lord wrap His arms of comfort around you all, and grant you peace that can only come from Him! HUGS!

Linda said...

Kris...I can feel your heartbreak...
She will always be with you..
In all your hearts...
Take care of your Mom, she needs you now..
My email is down..
Will write when I can...

Hugs...Linda

priscilla said...

So sorry Kris .. Your family was so lucky to have her for so long , you have fabulous photos and memories to keep her with you . Thank you for sharing her with us :)
Big hugs..
Priscilla

Lika said...

Love your blog Kris! Enjoy reading it all, but mostly when you share the specail times with your family. It is such a beautiful thing to see! :) Thank you for inviting us in!!! My deepest condolences to you and your family my friend! Your Nana was blessed to have a wonderful family!!! May she rest in peace.

Bethany said...

Aw, I'm so sorry to hear this! It sounds like she had 99 full and wonderful years, straight to the end.

corners of my life said...

Oh Kris - I am so sorry for your loss and know your wonderful memories will be comfort you in the coming days.

Dawn said...

OMG, I am so surprised, this was sure a shock to me. I am even shedding a few tears remembering all the beautiful photos and fun times with her that you shared. I am so sorry for your loss!

Becky said...

Kris my heart hurts reading this. I am so sorry for your loss.
From all your pics and writings I can see with my heart just how close your family.is.
I'm keeping you all in my prayers for strength in the days ahead.
Sending you hugs and heartfelt sympathy. Love, Becky

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Hugs Kris.

Mereknits said...

Oh Kris, I am so sorry. I know you and your whole family are grieving. Nana sounds like an amazing person, she was surrounded by a huge family that loved her to bits, sounds like a great life to me.
Hugs,
Meredith

Barbara F. said...

So sorry to read this, Kris. I am glad you were able to celebrate her 99th in such a wonderful way. You and your Nana are in my prayers. xo

Betsy said...

Kris I am so sorry to hear about your Nana. She was so very loved by all of her family and I'm sure she knew it. Thank you for letting us be a part of her life too. I will be keeping you, your Mom and your entire family in my prayers. You are so very blessed to have had her with you for so long and have so many wonderful, wonderful memories.
Hugging you and surrounding you in prayer my friend,
Blessings,
Betsy

Sharon said...

I know you and your family will miss her dearly. How blessed you are that she was a part of your entire life. May your memories bring you comfort.

Kelli said...

Kris I am so sorry for your lost. She sounds like she was a special lady to everyone in your family. I am happy that you have some great pictures and wonderful memories of her birthday last month.

Home Meadows said...

I'm sorry for your loss Kris. Your Nana sounded like a wonderful and caring person. Thinking of you and sending hugs from Ohio. Heather

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

HI Kris, What an amazing person you had in your life and all of your family's. She was so dear you can just tell by the photos and stories. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Thank you for sharing your Nana with us.
xoRobin

Twinkle Terrior said...

LOVE your Nana's smile! The picture captures her sweet personality .. she will watching over all of you from Heaven! What a sweet legacy of love she leaves-her dear family. PRAYERS ox

Grayseasailor said...

Dear Kris,
Thanks for sharing your love of Nana with us, and allowing us to admire her from afar. I am praying for God's comfort for you and yours as you celebrate her life yet miss her physical presence with you.
Love with hugs,
Gracie

Susanne said...

I love the picture you put with this post. Your granddaughter, with her great-great grandmother, how precious this moment in the lives of both of these females. I am sure that you have so many wonderful memories of your Nana.
(((HUGS)))) Susanne

Diane said...

Dear Kris, I am so sorry to hear about your beloved Nana. I have so enjoyed reading about her over the last few years. May the Lord give you peace and comfort. You have all been so blessed to have enjoyed her for so long. Love, Diane

Tania @ Out Back said...

Big hugs to you Kris and your loved ones. You were so lucky to have your Nana around for so long xx

Pam said...

Oh Kris. My heart is heavy for you & your family today. I am sure Nana will be so missed! She has had one heck of a long life filled with people that adored her - you can't beat that!

xoxo
Pam

Melissa C said...

Hugs to you Kris.

Brenda Kula said...

I am so very sorry for your loss.
Brenda

Pam said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you. I loved hearing about your Nana through your blog.

Sarah said...

Sending our love and prayers for your family during this difficult time. I know she meant the world to you.

Patty Antle said...

Thinking of you, Kris. What wonderful memories you have of Nana. I can see how much she meant to you and your family.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I know you will miss your sweet Nana so much...XOXO

Jann Olson said...

Sweet Kris, we have all felt a connection with Nana. You helped us to fall in love with her. So happy that you have such wonderful memories to cherish. She will be missed!
hugs,
Jann
p.s. What an amazing life she had. 99, wow!

Pat Frank said...

Kris,
I am so sorry to hear about your beloved Nana. I remember just a few short weeks ago you writing about her Birthday Party that your family celebrated with her. Thankfully, you were given the opportunity to share wonderful family times and love with her. I saw her beautiful smile of happiness in your pictures. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers during these most difficult days. May Nana be cradled in God's loving arms as she is surrounded by all of Heaven's Angels. Take care....

Pat

Poppy said...

Kris,

I am deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved Nana; she certainly was a sweet lady, and so loved by her family and friends. I appreciate all the wonderful pics and tidbits you have shared on your blog about her and as a friend, I feel like I had met her through your lovely memories.

She will be missed, I'm sure.

Take care,

xo
Poppy

Jill said...

Kris,

I am so deeply sorry to hear of your loss. I loved the pictures and stories you have shared about your Nana. What an amazing women who had a full life and surrounded by the love of a wonderful family. Sorry I didn't see this post sooner as once again I am behind in blogging. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Hugs to you all!

Blessings,
Jill

Lynne said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Nana, Kris. Thanks goodness for the love and support of your big, wonderful family. Enjoy the memories.
Lynne

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I am so sorry to hear your Nana passed away, Kris! She looked like such a lovely woman. My sincere condolences to you and your family. ((hugs)

Grammy Braxton said...

Kris, I'm so sorry to hear your dear sweet Nana has passed away. It was obvious in your posts how much this lady meant to all of you. What wonderful memories you will have.

Hugs,
Sharon

Karen L. Bates said...

So sorry you lost Nana, she seemed an integral part of your wonderful family. I know you have wonderful memories to help sustain you. God bless you all.