A Letter To My Grandmother In Heaven
Start writing a post

A Letter To My Grandmother In Heaven

Here's to you, nanny.

A Letter To My Grandmother In Heaven
Emily Grace Pike

Here I am writing on a Tuesday night and it's about you, Grandma. It's been two years. September 28th you left us and I tried to tell myself you would be strong as usual and pull through, but deep in my heart, I knew you couldn't anymore. You pulled through it so many times and I was so happy I had another year with you. I motivate myself to do better every day because I think, "What would nanny say about this attitude?"

Still to this day I can remember all of the memories we made. Every day after school I would walk over to your apartment complex and we'd sit and talk about my day and how it all went. You always cooked me my favorite dinner. There wasn't a time when I was forgotten. It was always the others you looked after, and not much yourself. The days we went walking all over the city, or the times where we played bingo. My favorite was not only the trips in the taxi, but as well as the times you walked me to my dance class and bought me my milkshake before.

After the countless years of moving in and out of the hospital, It was great to see you actually smile. When you had to move out of your apartment, I couldn't imagine the feelings you were experiencing. You were stubborn as I said, and of course didn't want to move your stuff. We tried to tell you it would be okay but as nanny always says, "No no no no no." You didn't want to change it, you liked it the way it was.

Just days before you had passed, I was visiting and you hadn't made a single noise. Your eyes were shut, and you were just sleeping away. I watched you breathe so heavy and sometimes a tear would fall but I could not cry and let you see me that way. You would want me to be strong. You wanted us all to be strong. It was so hard because I had spent so long around you, I couldn't fall out of it. I know I stopped visiting as often. If I could've seen you every second and every day before you passed I would have.

So here I am...away at school, doing my own thing now, and I really wish I could tell you about it. I hope you're looking down on us and you are proud of the children and grandchildren you have raised. You made such an impact on everyone's lives. Just know I'm doing fine and I really do miss you. Me, mom, and everyone else miss you.

What a privilege it has been to have you as a grandmother. You are and always will be my number one fan and best friend,

As always, your little devil. I love you.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments