March 3, 2017

My grandmother was a huge part of my life. My brother and I spent our days with her during the summer while my parents were at work and she helped to raise us and make us into the people we are today. She entered into God’s Kingdom eternal last week after battling dementia for several years, and she will be deeply missed. I look forward to being reunited with her one day.

I learned a lot of lessons from Nana. At meals she used to always say, “Life’s uncertain. Eat dessert first.” She taught us how burgers were actually healthy because they contained most all of the food groups. She taught us all those things that grandmothers are best suited to teach their grandkids.

But she also taught us lessons about the importance of faith. She had a great love for music, playing the piano, and singing the great hymns that she helped pass on to my brother and me. She showed us what it looked like to work hard, make memories, laugh often, and live every day to the fullest.

Do you have any great memories of your grandmother and the lessons she taught you? Or maybe you are a grandmother and you have great memories with your grandchildren. Share those with me below. I want hear about all the other great “Nanas” out there in the world!