I miss you Nana!

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Today is my Grand Mothers (Nana) Birthday unfortunately she had passed on so I cannot call her and tell her how much I love her. She had passed on in 2005 and the time has not taken away my pain. She was not only a Grand Mother but a Mother and a friend. My Nana raised me while both of my parents held full time jobs. This is why it is so painful to me that I lost her.

Nana, I know you are in a better place looking down on me and hope you and Gramps are with each other as I know that is what you wanted all along. I know you never celebrated birthdays like everyone else around you but I am posting this here so that I will never forget you and all you have done for me. I love you Nana so very much and I hope one day to be reunited with you. Until that day know that you did a great job and I appreciate everything you have done for me.

Happy Birthday Nana!

Love always and forever,
Your Grandson/Son – Phil

My Nana and her Two Sisters…

My Nana is on the far right, her sister Julie on the left and her sister Lottie in the middle. This picture was when my Grand Father passed away and we all went back to Aunt Lotties house which is the house where all the sister grew up. My Nana was so sad for her loss, but so happy for returning to the house. She told me when she arrived “I am Home!”…

( If you are reading this anywhere but my blog, you can find the original post here. )

13 thoughts on “I miss you Nana!”

  1. My nana passed away in 2007.right before her birthday. She was my sweet angel, my mother, my friend. I am lost without her at times and wish she had not left me.

  2. My nana passed last month, five months after my nanu. I feel an empty part inside me not being able to reach out to them. I typed I miss you Nana into google just trying to put it out there in the universe and found your post.

    God bless you. And I understand your loss.

    Peace be with you in your struggle for a new norm.


  3. Dear Nana,
    I had to say goodbye to you today and it hurts really bad. I miss you so much sometimes I think I can’t take it. All that get me over it is thinking that you are not in pain anymore. I would have given anything for you to not be in pain anymore. I just can’t imagine my life without you, you have always been there for me. I loved all the time we spent together. You are my Grandmother, a second mother, my friend, you are my Nana. Every time I would leave your home from a visit, I would say as I was walking out “I love you Nana,” sometimes I thought you did not hear me, however every time you would always reply “I love you more than you will ever know.” I can still hear you saying that somewhere in the back of my mind. I know you are in a better place Nana with any suffering or pain, I know that Jesus wanted you with Him; however I just miss you so bad. I called your home today, just to hear your voice on answering machine, even thought I know you are not here anymore. Somewhere deep inside me was hopping you would be able to pick up the phone say something like “I made it here, I’m alright, hey its nice up here, I like it,” and then I can say ” I love you Nana,” and then I can hear you say “I love you more than you will ever know.”
    I miss you Nana,

    • Nick,
      That was lovely.

      I am sure your Nana is up in heaven looking down and saying “I love you more than you will ever know.”

      I am sorry for your loss, may god bless you and your Nana.


  4. I know how you feel. My Nanna passed on about four years ago and I still cry because I miss her so much. I hope I’ll see her again and wish she would send me a sign that she can hear me from heaven or wherever she is. I want to know she can hear me. I’m sorry for your loss.
    Best wishes.

  5. Thank you for such a sweet message. It’s nice to find people that feel the same as me as I don’t feel so alone.I’m having a sad time right now thinking about my Nana who died 2 months ago.She was exactly the same as yours, practically raised my sister and I and was my best friend.I was the oldest grandchild and we had such a special bond.I actually feel like my life is over right now.I know that seems a bit extreme but am just so deflated.

    I had a dream about her today. I read that past loved ones visit you in dreams.I was sobbing and we hugged and I told her how much I missed her, she asked if I was ok. Seemed so real.

    I hope my Nana and yours are having a cup of tea and a chat “upstairs”

    I had no idea of the pain of longing until she died.

    God Bless all the (nice) Nana’s out there,thanks again for posting…

    • Thank you Megan for taking the time to write.

      It is always hard losing a loved one but it is much harder when they were so close to you. I am going through it again today as my Nana’s sister has just past on…

      I am so sorry for your loss, but just keep in mind that your Nana would not want to see you suffering or mourning for her much longer. The pain of loss is great but in order to live our lives we must mourn and move on. Now that doesn’t mean forget, it just means to remember the good times that you shared and how happy you were during the times you had with her.

      I too have had dreams about lost loved ones and yes they do feel so surreal… I hope that you are right and they both are in a happy place and perhaps having tea with one another…

      Thank you so much for writing and please remember that you had the best form of love possible, if the grief you feel is that strong…

      {{ R.I.P. Nana }}

  6. Im crying over my nana right now. I miss her so much an it feels wrong of me to want her back here with me because i know that heavan is such a peaceful amd amazing place, but i just miss her hugs and i really wish i could show her all the knew things ive learned even though i know she is watching down on me. I really wish i could hear her advice on how to deal with things because when she was alive i was too young to really appreciate such wonderful advice and for some reason this grief just hit me but i cant get over it and i realky wish my nana was here!!!

    • I am so sorry for your loss. Isn’t it the truth that we don’t appreciate the ones we have until they are gone. I was lucky enough to spend many great years with my Nana and Gramps as they both lived very long lives. However there is not a day that goes by that I don’t think of them. Of course they are in a better place but I would so love for them to be here again…

  7. Thank you for this wonderful letter. Interesting how all the replies started today. I wonder if everyone just really misses their grandmothers today.

    My Nana’s birthday was October 27th. She’s gone now, left us in January 2011. I wrote a letter to her on her birthday and then burned it. I really hope that the message got to her. I really love my Nana and I miss her every single day.

    I also typed “I miss you, Nana” into a search engine and this site came right up. It’s helping me let out a lot of emotion, so thank you for that. This letter makes me feel like she really is somewhere, waiting to tell me that she loves me too.

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