I’ll Marry that girl!

Dearest Nanny, who we miss so much...

As we sit remembering you, Grandad shares the moment he set his eyes on you, he was sitting on the sidelines at a ballroom watching you, you were dancing so beautifully, so gracefully – you took his breath away.

Grandad leaned over close to his mates ear and says “I’ll marry that girl” his mate gave him a quizzical look and says ‘how do you know that? You don’t even know her”

He paused just for a moment than said “ I just know”

Well he did, he did marry that girl!

That girl, so beautiful and young. That girl who went onto have 2 beautiful children, one being our Mum.

Now we, your grandchildren have these specials memories of you.

You held our hands tightly.

You held them when we were afraid.

You hugged us when we did a good job.

You taught us how to cook.

You would lovingly read us bedtime books.

You wiped away our tears.

You patted our cheeks. 

You made us soup when we were sick.

You opened your cookie jar.

You made us cups of tea.

You patted our foreheads when we couldn’t sleep.

You held our babies and have watched them grow.

We cannot see you, although we can feel your presence near.

We will hold you close in memory until we drop every last tear.






Love you Nanny, Your grandchildren
Nova, Corey and Kristy


About the Author

Kristy Vallely is the founder and Creator of the Imperfect Mum.

Kristy believed there needed to be a place that women could go to. Where they could talk and relate. A place they could feel safe. A place they trusted. So The Imperfect Mum was born in June 2011. There was obviously such a need that when the gates 'opened' a huge flurry of women followed. Kristy has always been very passionate about women and the issues they face.

Her passion and determination has helped her carve out a career helping others and creating 'a go to place' for women from all around the world.

Posted in:  Life Lessons, Relationships & Marriage, Loss & Grief

10 Replies


That's Beautiful <3 Sorry for your loss xx

The Imperfect Mum

Thanks Sally! XX

Sam Prettejohn

Beautiful....So sorry for your loss Kristy......thoughts are with you and your family xxx

The Imperfect Mum

Thanks so much Sam. XX

Isiah McKimmie

So sorry for your loss Kristy. I'm sure your Nanny is still watching
over you all. She must have been so proud of you. Grandparents are SO
special - they have a special love to share.xx

The Imperfect Mum

Thanks so much! - They are aren't they! XX

Kristy Lee Hennessy

That is so lovely. I have tears. xx

The Imperfect Mum

Thanks Kristy xxx

turkish delight

Oh Nanny. She will be missed.

turkish delight

Great pic of her! XXX