Thursday, October 20, 2011

Four Years Ago Today

Four years ago today my grandmother was taken off of life support and allowed to go on to the next phase of life. 

It was an extremely sad day, but one that brought a little relief. 

You see she had open heart surgery on October 9th and through some complications lost a lot of blood that ultimately left her brain dead. 

The doctors kept her on life support while they determined if recovery was possible, in the end it was not.

A very sad day for my grandfather as he bid her farewell, only to join her a year later on December 2, 2008 (5 days before their anniversary...I think he knew he had to be there with her).

I think about them often and when I saw this cloud formation in the sky I snapped a pic because it look just like an opening to Heaven, at least to me. 

One day I know I will see them again.

I love you Nana. 

You continue to be my cooking and baking inspiration.


  1. Rachel, what a beautiful piece. I always feel so lucky that my sister and I got to have our grandparents until we were adults. They have enriched our lives so much and with you, I miss them all the time. Thank you.

  2. Thank you for sharing such a sweet memory of your grandparents.

  3. Lovely! I'm sure Nana would love it.

    Love always,

  4. My Gran passed away 3 months ago after spending 6 months in the hospital from post-surgery complications. Like you, my grandmother continues to be my cooking and baking inspiration as it was her who encouraged my skills as a young girl.

    Keeping you in my thoughts tonight x

  5. Such a beautiful tribute to your Nana. i'm sure she would be quite proud of you.