It's been 12 years since Adam and I married under a willow tree surrounded by our families and some close friends. It is my Nana's 82nd birthday.
Over the past several years, she has gotten more and more frail from dementia and in just the past couple of weeks, she can no longer clearly carry on a conversation.
My Nana was my favorite person throughout my childhood...she was kind, goofy, easy-going.
I celebrate this anniversary with mixed emotions--struggling with the 'saying good-bye' to her and the fact that I can't be more helpful to my family that lives near her, but thankful for the special relationship I had with my Nana and so thankful for these years of marriage.