Dolly Nave Obituary, Death – My mother, Dolly Nave, went away unexpectedly as the result of an unforeseeable accident precisely eight years ago today, on December 24th, exactly one and a half days before Christmas. The day that my grandma turned 82 was the day that everything in my life seemed to come to a complete and total standstill all at once. This was the day that my grandmother had her 82nd birthday. Grandma’s birthday fell on this specific day, which meant that another year had passed. The moment I was informed about her passing over the phone is crystal clear in my memory; it feels like it was just yesterday.
When I was told about her demise, that exact point in time is crystal clear in my mind. I was told about her passing over the phone as it occurred. The news of her passing was relayed to me over the phone as it was happening. My recollection of the exact moment that I found out that my mother had passed away is as distinct as if it had happened only the day before. You will never be able to totally escape the aftereffects of it, but at some point in the not-too-distant future, you will have to figure out how to cohabit peacefully with them.
This is something that you will never be able to do completely. I give you my word, Mom, that I will never forget to think of you with fondness, and that I will continue to keep you in my heart until the day comes when we will be able to be with one another once again. I give you this promise because I love you so much, and I want you to know that I care. I’ll be preoccupied with thoughts of you right up until the moment when we finally meet one other.