Thanks so much for all your lovely comments about my Nana. It’s been a sad couple of days but we are all doing okay.
It’s strange at times like these to live so far from my mom. I’ve talked to her on the phone, as well as to my three sisters, but I think I need the catharsis of being actually with them. There isn’t going to be an official service so I’m heading down in a couple of weeks with FameThrowa to help pack up my Nana’s house, which I’m sure will be a barrel of laughs! All weekend long!
At the very least, I think it will bring some release.
I’m struggling right now with what to tell the kids. They know my Nana, almost as well as they know my mom, but her loss probably won’t have any impact on their day-to-day lives. I’m hesitant to sit them down and make a Big Announcement, like something Major And Life Changing has Happened, because it seems too heavy-handed and will freak them out more than is called for. But Mommy is somewhat sad, and there is a person in their life who isn’t going to be there any more, and shouldn’t I maybe mention that? In passing?
I’m sure I’ll figure something out.