This is my favorite picture of Nana. It was taken on Thanksgiving Day on Caladesi Island, but I don't remember what year.
Yesterday afternoon at 3:10pm ET, my Nana, Frances Scruggs Paulk Bredemeier, went home to be with God. She passed away peacefully after opening her sparkling blue eyes for the first time in 5 days.
At the time of her passing, Nana was just 6 days shy of her 93rd birthday, which I had planned to celebrate with her on Saturday. I will still celebrate with Nana, but the form will be just a bit different from what I had planned.
As I have written about extensively, Nana was my rock. My heart aches and the hole in it is almost unbearable tonight, more than 24 hours after she died. I know I have been extremely fortunate and blessed to have had 38 mostly wonderful years with her and I cherish each one of my memories with her.
In Nana's honor, I have created another blog to celebrate her life. It's called Remembering Frances and on it you'll find many of my memories, newspaper stories, pictures, and even some videos will be appearing in the next day or so. Remembering Frances is also where I will place up-to-date information regarding her services in both Crystal Beach, FL and Batesville, MS.
Amazing Grace was one of Nana's favorite songs, so it seems fitting to end this post with it.