On Monday June 27, 2004, the day before Helen died, Finn visited her at Mary’s Woods for a couple of hours during the morning. He played with her black toy truck, sat in Barbara’s lap by the foot of Helen’s bed, and played mice with Claes behind the big chair in the living room. When it was time to leave, Barbara asked if he wanted to say goodbye to Nana, because she was going to die.
“Yes,” Finn answered.
He walked up to Nana’s bed, where she lay dozing, her worn body ravaged by cancer, but her mind still lucid.
“Bye,” Finn said in a cheerful voice as he leaned close to her.
“Give Nana a kiss too,” Barbara said and lifted him up on the bed.
Finn leaned over, gently kissed her cheek, and said, “Love you, Nana.”
Written by Brigitta