I held my Nana's hand when she left this life.
It was very peaceful. She had been "sleeping"--you know, that deep kind of coma sleep that wasn't really a coma, but wasn't really sleep either..
She opened her eyes when I got there (My brother and I had to fly in from CO when she was dying), and she said "there's my angel" (she always me called me "angel") and she closed her eyes again. But she gripped my hand so tightly.
Right before she passed, she opened her eyes again and said "Ok, Mackie, I'm ready to go now. I love you all." Mackie is what she called my grandfather who passed before I was born.
She smiled, blew a kiss and closed her eyes.
It was so intimate. It was so beautiful. I'm so thankful she chose me to be with her.
I miss her so much. It's been 12 years and I miss her so much.
I'm going to Lilydale, NY next month. I am really hoping to hear from her. But I'll be glad and grateful for whomever comes to speak to me.