Posts Tagged ‘Nana’

Never Can Say…

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

A week and a half ago I said goodbye to a big part of my heart. No, that’s not true. I don’t think I’ve said goodbye yet and don’t know when I will. All I know (and a part of me doesn’t even grasp that) is that she left. Gone. She was with us and things were fine or at least they seemed so, but on that Wednesday morning, after strangely waking up to answer an early phone call, she went back to sleep and didn’t wake up again. Nana went the way she always said she wanted. Not long and drawn out and without lots of fanfare.

Little did she know—though what do I know, maybe she knows now—there is much fanfare to be had. As a woman who has touched so many could never leave this earth on a mere whisper.

The loud, pounding, fierce, sweet, tart, savory, full, joyous, loving, yet somehow still peaceful beat that was her life could never go quietly or be fully silenced. It will go on in all who she touched. Forever loud, shouting, fierce, sweet, tart, savory, full, joyous, loving, hopefully peaceful & yes, still writing.

Never to be forgotten. Never to say goodbye. 

She was my biggest cheerleader and now I must learn to cheer for myself. Thank you for schooling me Nana. Rah Rah!

Nana & Jack 4

With all my love,

KMJ

Merci!

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

A big thank you all of you that gave birthday wishes to Nana yesterday. I went down to her apartment with the twins and the DH and surprised her with presents, balloons and her favorite strawberry shortcake. After I booted up her computer, she was so happy to read all your kind words that she got all choked up (which doesn’t happen easily) and she gives her heartfelt thanks to you all for that.

Nana had a wonderful day going for lunch at her favorite restaurant, fielding countless phone calls, taking deliveries of edible arrangements (yeah we enjoyed that one) and she got more bouquets of flowers than she could count. It was a great day!

 

Thanks again to all of you that helped add to it.

Best,

Kwana

image from here

Happy Birthday Nana!

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Today is my Nana’s Birthday and I can’t tell you how happy we all are to be able to wish her a happy one and celebrate with her. What a blessing she is to our whole family every day.

Please join me in wishing Jack’s favorite Lady and just about

everyone else’s a very

Happy Birthday!

We Love You Nana!

 
Love,
Kwana

Go On Baby

Monday, August 30th, 2010

What’s Jack up to? I never found out what Jack got into or what he was trying to say with that look that he gave me the other day but he was a lot happier over the weekend since Nana came back up for a visit.

I’m thinking Jack would love it if Nana just moved in.  I’m sure the Dear Twins would too since Nana spoils everyone on her path. It seems the word ‘no’ is no longer in her vocabulary. Man, it’s a whole lot different from when I was a kid and getting into all sorts of mess or at least trying too– you see in my day nothing got by Nana.  But, I guess that’s the fun of her now being a great-grandmother. Getting to say ‘sure’ and ‘yes, go ahead baby’ then sitting back and watching the fun unfold.

 

 

Happy Monday!

Best,

Kwana

photo from here

Summer Breeze

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

What’s Jack up to? Jack has been a happy dog these past few days with nothing but nice weather, treats and his favorite lady up from Harlem to pay him visit.

Yep, Nana has been hanging with Jack while the DH and I take the twins on some college tours and Jack could not be happier with long lazy days and nights on the porch and all the cuddles he wants.

Right now he’s enjoying a cool breeze, the nice view and probably wishing that summer could last forever.

 

Hope you all have a glorious weekend.

Best,

Kwana

Dipping My Toe In

Monday, June 21st, 2010

What’s Jack up to? Poor Jack is a sad dog today. He had Nana over for 5 days and now she’s gone back home to the city and without him in her carry all. Sorry Jack she’ll be back with sneaky treats soon.

 Hello folks did you miss me? I missed you all during my week long blog break.

Though I missed you all it was nice to take a little break. This was still a busy week for me with the dear twins taking finals but today, the first day of summer, is their last so please wish them luck with me. Fingers crossed all goes well.

And I was lucky to have Nana over for quite a few days during my break and that was wonderful. She and I cooked (ok her mostly). We played lots of games of cards and planted my Impatients (you know the flower named after me).

So here I am dipping my toe back in the blog water and saying hi on the first day of Summer. Hopefully the water will be good.

 

Happy Summer!! Roll call…who’s with me? How are you spending the first day of Summer?

Best,

Kwana