I’m currently on my way back to Connecticut to remember and honor the life of my grandmother, who passed away peacefully at home last week.
I took this photo on June 6, 2014. Nana had some health issues arise suddenly and doctors were confident that her time was limited, so all of the grandkids rushed home as quickly as we could. The doctors obviously underestimated the amount of fight and energy this lil old Polish lady had left in her... She hung on for almost 5 more years.
Despite a difficult battle with dementia, Nana remained true to herself until her last days: strong willed, courageous, and always willing to crack a joke or smile, even during the tough times. Her one-liners were chock full of a special kind of wisdom that can only come from a lifetime of living.
If you have grandparents who are still alive, elderly parents, or even just friends or family you haven’t seen in a while - stop by and give ‘em a hug if you can, while you can. Call and tell them you love them if you can’t stop by. All of us are here on limited time, and we’re all in this together. ❤️