Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.

My Nana passed away on Wednesday night. Tom and I got the call Thursday morning around 6AM. We were both very sad to hear she was gone, and it’s kind of hard to believe that we’ll never speak to her again. She had such an amazing presence. I don’t know anyone who met her who didn’t remember her with a smile or even a laugh.

Over the week that we were facing the end of her life and in the time since she passed, Tom and I have been floored at how many people have just stepped in with loving support. Over the last week and a half, I have had people praying for my Nana, my mom and her siblings, for me and Tom, and for the rest of our family. Praying without ceasing. So many tweets and direct messages, Facebook messages, emails, texts, comments, calls, and spoken words of understanding and encouragement. I’ve seen the way that the body of Christ reaches out to those who are hurting with sympathy and love. There have been many times in the last week that I felt a peace just come over me and knew that I was being prayed for as my grieving heart was soothed.

So thank you. Thank you so much for taking the time to pray for us. And for taking the time to let me know you cared. It really meant more to me than I could express. I felt love all around me in a time that was hard to walk through. And it will continue to be hard as we miss her. But what joy in knowing we’ll see her again and that she is living in a glorified body in the presence of Jesus. If I know my Nana, leaving this world was just the next great adventure.

Thanks again.


6 thoughts on “Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.”

  1. Nana Banana from Savannah…how we will miss her! Nobody else has her special style–she really lived an extraordinary life! I know she was unhappy with being held back by a body that was not working as well as it used to and that she was prepared to go on to the next adventure with the Lord. She used to love to fly her plane as a young woman and I like to picture her flying away to heaven totally free of the encumbrances of this life. How wonderful to know that we will see her again! She will be glad to see us and maybe she will say that heaven is maaarvelous and she can’t wait to show us around 🙂

    1. Unlike all the other Patton kids, Tom and I had to scan all of our photos for our rehearsal dinner slideshow ourselves. haha The upside to that being that I could organize them as I wanted and put a copy of all the pictures I scanned from the time I was born until I got married on my external hard drive. Mom probably has all the ones of you, and you could get them from her.

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