Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A party in Heaven

Today is my Grandmother's birthday. I called her Nan. I lived with her most of my childhood and everyone said I was her youngest daughter. She had four children, two of which died as babies. Her husband died in 1979 and she lived watching all of her other grandchildren be born and my son, her great grandson, and then went to Heaven in April 1998. I have missed her every day. But strange coincidences have followed me since she died. Some really strange things.

I met my second husband Mario on the anniversary of her death. My daughter was born and her birth registered on the anniversary of her death. Strange things always happen around her birthday, which is today.

Today the last of her siblings, Mary Pascal, we call her Aunty Peg, joined her in Heaven.

I was very sad. Then I thought... imagine if I had none of my siblings left. My husband was gone. All of my brothers and sister in laws were gone too, and I was the only one left? If I was 84, I would be looking forward to checking out too!

Strange thing: Liana (my daughter) look this photo a few weeks back! ...
My Nan's wedding day. Her sisters are by her side. Aunty Peg is the one right beside her.

This is what I know - They are all up there together now. Having a party. There will be cheesecakes, scones, caramel tart and Aunty Peg's specialty, strawberries and cream sandwiched with sponge cake. Tea and coffee and probably a bit of Champagne. Not much though, "Nobody likes a drunk" my Nan would say. Yet Aunty Peg loved a party.

What a wonderful, beautiful day to leave this earth and all of your pain and join that most beautiful party!


  1. So sorry to read of your loss, I am sure they are celebrating your Nan's birthday in style. Hugs to you and your family.

    Katena xx

  2. Oh- I'm so sorry to hear about your Aunt- but I agree with you, she will hopefully be enjoying herself up there. Strange things happen around my Gran's anniversaries too! Maybe it's their little way of letting us know they are looking out for us. At least that's what I hope it is.

  3. Oh love I'm so sorry for your loss, that's sad but happy too that she will be joining her beautiful family and having a little party. Had to have a giggle at 'nobody likes a drunk' hehehe too cute.


  4. Sorry to hear of your loss. You have written a lovely post today and I enjoyed reading it. I am sure your Nan is just letting you know that she is always watching over you. Take care. ;-)

  5. What a lovely post. A fine tribute to special people in your life. I hope up there, they are having a wow of a time.

  6. Sorry to hear of the loss of your Aunty Peg. It does seem she chose the best day though. Such a lovely way for you to remember.

  7. Sorry to hear of your Aunt. It is so hard for us here to say goodbye but I always like to think that there is a party in heaven.
    I lost my Gran last year after along battle with Dementure, we were very close too. Miss her everyday.
    Hope she is saving me a seat at the bar!!!!


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