Saturday, June 30, 2012


Yesterday, my Nan died unexpectedly.

She was the sharpest, brightest, loveliest lady.

Her stories inspired me to write and she was my biggest fan, taking my books to her community group every week.

Her hugs and smiles brightened my days.
And she adored her great grandchildren.

The last words we said to each other were:
"I love you," and I responded with "I love you too."

I'm holding those words deep in my heart, along with the precious memories I have.

I loved my Nan very much and the emptiness is palpable.
The impulse to pick up the phone and chat with her is so strong, I've had to stop myself several times.

RIP Nan.
I'll love you forever.


Elissa Graham said...

Nicola - I wish I had the words to make it better. Losing someone so close and so precious is a horrible experience. You have my deepest sympathies and I'm sending you massive cyber hugs.

Julie B. said...

I'm so sorry about your loss, Nicola. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

Marg said...

Sorry for your loss Nicola.

Charlotte Phillips said...

I'm really sorry to hear your sad news. She sounds lovely. Best wishes to you and your family.

States of Decay said...

I'm so sorry about your sad news :(

Morton S Gray said...

Hugs for your loss. For your Nan - how wonderful to go quickly having loved and been loved so much. she sounds as if she was a lovely lady. Celebrate her life and cherish your memories. Mx

Lois said...

So sorry to hear the news... she does sound like she was a great Nan... :)


Nicola Marsh said...

Thanks for your thoughts and condolences xx