My Nan Is My Hero: A Thank You To The Woman Who Raised Me

The word 'hero' is overused, but it's fitting for my nan. She's done so much for me, so here's a thank you.
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The word 'hero' is overused, but it's fitting for my nan. She's done so much for me, so here's a thank you.

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Super Nan…

The word hero is used too much these days, But I know someone who is truly worthy of that title… my Nan; not a celebrity or sports star, just my Nan. Let me explain why..

I could write a million words and there would still be things i needed to say about this amazing lady.

You see, it started when me and my twin sister were 18 months old,  our mum passed away, I can't imagine how truly heartbreaking it must have been for my family, especially my nan who’d just lost her daughter, how do you get through something like that?

From then on to the present day she dropped everything to take care of us,  she took us on holidays, days out,  she sorted our school uniforms, made packed lunches, did our hair, brought us presents, organised birthday parties, everything you can imagine so that we didn’t miss out while our dad was busy working.

I used to get upset about not getting the chance to know my mum, but you know what? My nan has been my mother figure

She’d take care of us all week, it couldn’t have been easy looking after two demanding little girls but she did it, she made sure we felt loved and wanted, she did this everyday until we were 16 years old, we never fully appreciated it back then, but now I realise how lucky I’ve been to have such an amazing, selfless person in my life.

She is my favourite person in the world, more of a best friend than a Nan. She is the funniest, most beautiful person I’ve ever encountered, I don’t know what kind of person I’d be if I hadn’t of grown up under her guidance, I owe her so much, she is just amazing.

I used to get upset about not getting the chance to know my mum, but you know what? My nan has been my mother figure, she has filled that role more than anyone could ever imagine, and for that I will forever be grateful. There really aren’t enough thankyou’s in the world to let her know how much I appreciate everything she has done for me.

She is my favourite person in the world, more of a best friend than a Nan. She is the funniest, most beautiful person I’ve ever encountered

It breaks my heart to think that one day she won’t be around anymore, that I won’t be able to see her everyday, that she won’t be able to tell me off for smoking or swearing too much, that I won’t be able to tell her I love her.

For now though I’m going to appreciate every single second I have with her, life is short and I dont want to waste a minute.

My nan is my hero. My nan is super.

This first appeared on Louise's blog.

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