Monday, April 18, 2011

Blog Winner, and some sad news...

Rhonda, feel free to pick up
this blog button!

"Randy" at http://www.random.org/ selected the winner of my blog candy from the Tax Day Blue  Hop and the winner is:


RHONDA EMERY
http://www.scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com/

Rhonda, I've sent you an e-mail ... please send me your addy by private message and I'll get your PaperCrafts Magazine and pair of EmbEllies card pins out to you promptly.

In sad news, I mourn for the loss of my daughter Emily's grandmother, "Nana."  Nana is my ex-husband's mother ... she was a good woman, a strong and loving mother who never had a bad thing to say about anyone. We shared our love for Emily, and she came to parties and showers I've given Emily, despite my having divorced her son 16 years ago.

Nana died yesterday, after just receiving a cancer diagnosis this past Friday. While her passing was sudden, she had been unwell for at least a year. We did not think she would live long enough to see her first great-grandchild, Charlotte. But she defied those odds; they met, and they were both smitten, in December (as pictured, here).  In her passing, she asked that a fund be established to support the education of Charlotte, and Nana's school-aged grandson, Max, where contributions could be made in lieu of flowers. 


Prayers would be appreciated, in memory of all of the Nanas now in Heaven.

17 comments:

jessica said...

Im so sorry for your loss!
my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Viv said...

I love this picture of Charlotte's Nana!! She reminds me of my own much missed mum. I've come over to reply to your moving and inspirational comment on my latest card Ellen. I was so sad to hear of the loss so suddenly of your much loved M-i-L.
Although she was ill, she was spared the fear and stress of knowing what was causing her to be ill. One blessing. She also passed away on HER terms, a second blessing and above all else, she had a loving and beautiful family while she was here. I'm so pleased I have been a small source of solace and encouragement and hope this sad time will pass quickly to leave just pleasant memories of this fine woman for you and your family. Thank you for your hugs, they are treasured. xxx

Tami B. said...

So sorry for your family's loss. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.

Melissa said...

So sorry for the loss. What a great photo to have to keep those memories alive.

4kids4 said...

I'm so sorry for your loss...and your family's as well. What a beautiful picture to treasure.

~Sharon C.

jengd said...

I'm sorry to hear of your family's loss.

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

I'm very sorry for your loss, my prayers will be with you & your family. Sweet picture.

Mary Jaminski said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you . . .

TuttleTime said...

Please give my love to your family. What a sweet photo of Nana! I am very sorry of her battle with cancer. Hugs and love to all of you.

Congratulations to your blog winner! :)

Brenda said...

I am so sorry for your loss. The picture is adorable of her. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
I have a little something on my blog for you at
http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/2011/04/stylish-blog-award.html

Amanda said...

prayers and hugs for you and your family.

Karen said...

I am so sorry for you loss but I am happy you had her in your life and she remained a part of your daughter's life. It's so sad when those bonds are broken.

SueNJ said...

I was sorry to read this as I loved my Nanny too. Sudden loss is difficult but remember the good times. {{{{{HUGS}}}}}} to you.

Sue B

Marilyn said...

Sorry for your loss. My prayers will be with you and your family

Shawnee said...

I am sorry for your loss. Praying for your family during this difficult time.

Shawn Mosch said...

Now Charlotte has her Nana as an angel watching over her. Sending you hugs during this time sistah!

doverdi said...

I'm sorry to hear of your family's loss.