Monday, September 2, 2013

We will miss you Nannie!!!

Of all the many people that loved Dakota…Nannie (Zach’s grandma) was most definitely one of them!
She went home to her most deserving spot in heaven a couple weeks ago and our arms and hearts are empty. Will miss her SO much BUT the knowledge we have that she is in a MUCH better place…with her sweet husband Don, free from all pain and worry brings us SO much joy!! I envy her in many ways for that and look forward to the day we are united again and I can hug her and feel her soft, warm cheek on my face again!!

Nannie, Grandpa Don and Dakota

Even though she wasn’t my “blood” grandma…she never treated me any different then her own grandchildren. She welcomed me into the family with SO much love that I couldn’t help but fall in love with her!!

She had such a special love for Dakota and he had that same love for her!!

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My FAVORITE picture of these two!!

Dakota’s name was brought up so many times at her funeral from her friends and family. Many people came up to us and told us how much she loved Dakota and always talked about him. Even her home teacher who spoke at the funeral spoke directly to Dakota because of how often Nannie would talk about him!

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Dakota was Grammy’s peace and comfort during this hard time!

All the great grandkids released balloons with messages to her!

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Off they go!!!

All of Zach’s family!

Now that she is in heaven, I feel like she has joined the list of one of Dakota’s heavenly cheerleaders!!I truly believe he has seen and spoken to her since she has left this earthly world. The night that she passed away we were at Zach’s parent’s house having a bbq with his family friends. Dakota was not in the best of moods or in the worst. He wasn't smiling and happy at all just kinda in a I don’t really care what is going on type of mood. Vicki (Zach’s mom)was at the hospital with her and when they called to tell Doug she had passed…we got the news too. Doug left right away and as we started cleaning up Dakota’s mood changed dramatically in an instant. He went from no smiles or anything to smiles and giggles. I couldn’t help but wonder if Nannie was already by his side and snuggling him so sweet as she always did. If only that little boy could talk I’m sure he would have SOOOO many stories to tell!! I am grateful that he is SO close to heaven that he gets to experience such special things that we can’t even comprehend.

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1 comment:

  1. What a sweet tribute to her. I am so sorry for your loss. Grandmas are amazing people. I agree that Dakota is so close to heaven. I feel it every time I am around him!