Saturday, January 1, 2011

a wonderful life.

I have received an overwhelmingly large number of calls, emails, texts, facebook messages, etc. from precious people who have been praying for my sweet Nana over the past several weeks. My family has felt all of your prayers. Nana passed away very peacefully this morning and is now rejoicing in heaven with my Dada, who passed away a little over 4 years ago.
Nana was one of those people who I thought would live to be 120 years old. She was lively, happy, stylish, and LOVED everything about her life. A month ago (even a week ago), I never in a million years would've guessed that I was about to attend her funeral. She was 84 years old, but had the mind and body of someone who was about 40. Just a month ago she was shopping, driving, laughing, going to lunch, going to church, etc.
I think I'm still experiencing a very surreal, numb stage--not really believing that she really is gone.
Nana was a part of everything in my life and words can not express how much I will already miss her. There was such a perfect place in heaven for this sweet angel when she got there this morning.
Nana's life will be celebrated at visitation on Tuesday from 9:30-11; and the funeral will be immediately after. Both will take place at First Baptist Church here in Starkville.
I would love for you to say a prayer for my family that day.
Also, if you were fortunate enough to have met this wonderful woman, I want to encourage you to click here and share a memory. Each comment will be valued, but I know it's nearly impossible to truly find out how many lives were touched by Nana.
Thank you God, for my Nana and the amazing life she lived.


Laurin said...

Laura, I am truly sorry to hear about your Nana. Just by reading her grand daughter's blogs, I can see how much she loved and was loved. What a blessing to have such a long and wonderful life. Your family is in my prayers.

The Gapens said...

LT - Just wanted you to know we've been and will continue to pray for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Nana. I know it has been a very hard Christmas this year for your family, but I'm sure Nana is enjoying her first few days in heaven! My grandmother went downhill fast after a routine procedure to remove a small mass from her colon, so I can empathize with you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

The Segrest Family said...

LT, I'm so very sorry about your loss!!! I will say prayers for your family. How glorious that Nana is rejoicing with the Lord right now.
I lost my grandmother on Dec. 29th of last year, so i know how your heart is broken right now.
love to you and your family!

A Blog Reader said...

Continuing to pray for you and your entire family.

Katie Walden said...

Oh, Laura! I'm so sorry to hear about Nana. I remember meeting her my senior year when she came to the KD house and she was so precious. And so hip! Ha. You are all in my prayers!

Tennille said...

Laura, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers!

Morgan said...

I have been thinking of your family. Please know that I will be praying for y'all today as you celebrate her life.