In January, my nonna (grandmother) passed away. She was 90 years old, and though they didn’t speak the same language, Angel really thought her bis-nonna (great grandmother in my family’s dialect) was pretty neat. After all, not everyone has a walker and a cane and other cool things to get around. And bis-nonna loved to watch her great-grandkids play and really loved it when they’d come and give her kisses.
Bis-nonna had a couple of rough years, and we knew that the end wasn’t far off. When she was hospitalized in January, it soon became apparent that it was time. It’s the first time that Angel has experienced death so close at home (other than her pet fish dying a couple years ago). With her sensory issues and anxiety, we had to do some advance planning. Here is what worked for us: …continue reading