Remembering Nancy

It’s been a year since you went to Heaven.

I held your hand, listened to your whispers, prayed over you, and wept with you in the final stretch of your earthly journey.

Dementia took your memory, and I became your memory keeper.

For two years, dementia caregiving became my painful privilege. My cross to bear. My slow goodbye. I missed you before you departed.

For twenty-five years, we shared secrets, joys, and challenges of life together.

You treated me as a daughter, not just a daughter-in-law.

You were my friend.

You loved us all so well. Nana to so many …

You lived out your faith with a quiet grace, patience, and kindness.

You were a lady in every sense of the word.

You are missed and treasured.

Until we meet again, Nancy.

I love you.