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Checking In: Pink Nails for Granny, and the Finest Presents

Granny, me and child Connor just a few years in the past

I painted my nails purple on this shade a pair days in the past as a result of I’ve been pondering of my granny. Pink is her favourite coloration.

I noticed her final Sunday, in all probability for the final time. She’s 95 and at present in hospice care, so any day now, she’ll be headed to wherever all of us go as soon as we go away our our bodies.

I need to assume that she’ll quickly turn into my angel and can go to me once in a while by popping by as a joyful, fluttery butterfly. It’d sound foolish to some, but it surely’s how I like to think about it.

We went to go to her final Sunday and to see her there, so small in her mattress, was very humbling.

How do you even say goodbye to somebody? Nothing ever prepares you for the toughest stuff, ever. Grief is so brutal that approach, I suppose.

I talked to her for a very long time, and one factor that got here up was a reminiscence from once I was teeny tiny — 4 or possibly 5. Granny took me to the Sears picture studio to get my image taken. I had a Dorthy Hamill haircut, which I liked! She put me in a blue costume with a white bow, and he or she painted my tiny fingernails a vivid, shiny purple.

She painted my nails once more once I was a tween, when she gave me my first full-on manicure whereas we sat on the kitchen desk. I bear in mind feeling so grown up when she used the nail file to form my nails, and the way I used to be in awe of her capability to manage the nail brush with out getting any extra polish on my fingers.

After I noticed her final Sunday, I held her hand, and her nails, as common, regarded good. They had been naked however so clean and completely formed into ovals. It’s a reminiscence I’ll maintain in my coronary heart eternally.

Earlier than I jet, I’ve bought some information to share. The massive scary factor that I assumed I might need — the assessments I took say no, that’s not it. To a level, I’m relieved, however I nonetheless don’t have a last prognosis, which suggests I’ve to return for extra assessments and can proceed dwelling on this “in-between” world for some time till the whole lot will get sorted out.

Weirdly sufficient, via all this, the universe has made it very clear to me one large message. It’s actually a pleasure to be alive.

The straightforward issues, like strolling Connor to highschool, or consuming a cup of espresso, and even simply waking up in a home full of the sounds of individuals whom I really like unconditionally, are one of the best items.

Thanks for sharing the easy joys on this life with me, and I swear that it gained’t at all times be this heavy! I’m simply making an attempt my greatest to get via all of it.

Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,




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