Yesterday would have been my Nana Aurora's 102nd birthday.
Nana passed away in November of 1991 from the progressive and degenerate
disorder of Alzheimer's disease.
I was only 10 years old when she died, so my memories are few, but the ones I
have of her are bright, strong, and vibrant (she taught me "chickie").
Nana was one of my biggest sources of strength after the accident
while I was in my coma, and even now.
(I wrote about that quite extensively in my book)
I know our loved ones are still with us even after they have passed on.
I know this life doesn't end here.
I know it continues on and families can be together forever!
I know we will see our loved ones again.
I can't wait to see Nana.
Nana was beautiful, feminine, graceful, kind, soft, and peaceful.
(A few of Nana's namesakes; Stephanie Aurora and Betsy Aurora)
We had a birthday party for her yesterday.
At dinner, we talked about Nana and the memories we have of her.
I shared this little tidbit about Nana (below) in 1933,
when she and my Papa were married.
(Thanks to the amazing Family Search site. )
She will always be in my heart and the memories I have of her
are locked there too.
Happy Birthday, Nana Aurora!