Posts Tagged ‘Remembering 2010’

Nanny’s Gifts

A photo of us on my wedding day, beside one of her many teacups.

January has not been kind in the area of loss. 3 out of the last 4 years have found us welcoming the New Year while saying good bye to a loved one. A year ago today, I received an unexpected call from my mom that my Nanny has passed away in her sleep of an apparent heart attack. It was just a few days after her birthday. Ice storms had prevented the family from getting together with her that weekend. I had mailed a card, but I am sad to say, I hadn’t called her yet, for reasons that escape me now.

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A couple of weeks ago, I was putting together a photo book and while sifting through the many pictures on my computer, I was struck between the eyes with how utterly blessed we have been.  Looking back over 2010, I was reminded that though we have had many challenges this year, we have also had many triumphs – some grand and some everyday.  A few poignant events stood out amidst the holidays and birthdays, school and sports and general busyness of a family of eight, though, and I thought I’d share them this week.

First up, Nanny’s Gifts.