December started hard with the loss of Nane and Grandma Mary (actually this was the end if November). We had viewing for Nane in December and also laid her to rest. I am hoping that the rest of the month and 2011 are happy, I know it will be sad though not having Nane, Grandma Mary, Pappy Hays and Grandma Hess with us. We lost so many people we care about this year, we are ready for a good 2012.
We bought this tree and waited for the kids to notice, it took them several minutes. I keep telling the kids we are not getting another tree and they ask my wife if I am serious. I actually wouldn’t mind if this is the only Christmas tree, but I doubt it, my kids are still young.
Christmas is a special time of year, we celebrate the birth of Jesus and show our love for each other. Family is the most important thing to me, I live for my family and work hard to give them everything I can. But, the most important thing I can give them is time.
Time playing. Time talking. Time praying. Just time to be together.
Life is very valuable and sadly short, I don’t want to miss a special moment with all of the people I love.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.
Today is going to be a tough day, it is the first viewing of Nane. My girls want to give Nane something, the decision is theirs. My wife and I will be next to the as they cope with the lost if their Great Nane.
We have pictures ready to show people at the funeral home and three video tributes that will be presented Monday at the wake. I also put a special section on this site to dedicate to Nane. Assembling these videos and writing these posts is very helpful with dealing with loosing Nane and also memorializing.
My grandmother Ann Rainaldi, Nane passed away Wednesday at 8:30am. She was surrounded by family, which is so fitting. She was very family focused and with my late grandfather purchased The Cottage for the family to gather throughout the summer. We spent so much time with her at the cottage, my girls and loved to play there with her watchful eye enjoying seeing their happiness. She played with all of her great grandchildren and they are sad that she had to go. Even as she was sixk, once the children stepped infront of her she would smile.
“My great nane used to go to the cocge in butler and we would play wateris and it was fun. I miss her but i am happy that she is not in pain.”
I am happy that my kids got to know Nane, she will be dearly missed and is forever loved and in our hearts. We must always remember the good and fun times that we had with her. Nane loved her kids, grandkids and great-greatkids as well as her friends which she had many.
As we mourn and remember the many good times, we are thankful that she is no longer in pain. I firmly believe she is with Pap, holding hands and watching upon us.
I will be posting some videos and photographes to share with all.
We love you Nane.