As you know from my post Waiting, my family has been with my Nanny as she lived her final days. We expected her to die several times over the past week and she finally died peacefully early this morning at 2:30 am. Although my aunt and I had both been taking turns sitting with her – she chose a time when her niece was with her. Despite living only 10 minutes away, my aunt was even unable to get there before Nanny’s death. As my aunt was unable to make it, neither was my husband or I but I was able to see her in her room before the aides got her ready for the funeral home. This was Nanny’s final gift to us.