Woman Tells Her Grandmother: 'When You Get To Heaven, Send M

Woman Tells Her Grandmother: 'When You Get To Heaven, Send Me Lots Of Pennies.' And That's Exactly What "Grandma Did"

Family & Kids

March 21, 2019 16:59 By Mambee

Michelle McDougal and her grandmother were always very close. For many years, they built a lot of memories and enjoyed many experiences together. But the times Michelle remembers more lovingly were the days they would just "sit and talk."

She was "the best Nana in the world," Michelle said while sharing her story with Love What Matters. So, when grandma was diagnosed with cancer, Michelle was devastated.

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The older woman fought hard and it seemed there was going to be a happy ending at one point when doctors said her cancer had gone.

Sadly, the disease returned and there was nothing to be done for her. Michelle spent as much time as she could with her ailing Nana. They had many conversations about all sort of things. 

During one of these talks, Michelle held her Nana's hands and said:

Nana, when you get to heaven please send me lots of pennies so I know you’re still near. 

Her grandma laughed and agreed to do just that. Two days later, she passed away.

Not long after her Nana died, Michelle started finding pennies everywhere. She would find "dozens and dozens of pennies" and she stored them all in large mason jars in hopes of figuring out what to do with them someday.

I smile as I pick up each new one and whisper, ‘Thank you, Nana, I love you.’

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Michelle would often find these pennies in the oddest places. She found some in a just-vacuumed room and in the shower, for example.

Four years after her grandmother's death, she knew what she wanted to do. Michelle and her husband glued each penny on some old barn boards. They arranged them in the shape of a heart to symbolize the love that her Nana had for her.

Michelle also scanned a card her Nana had given her that had the words "love and kisses Nana," which was then printed onto tho the penny-board.

"My heart was filled with nothing but love," she said, as she looked at the final result.

There are those who may believe that finding the pennies may simply be a coincidence. Regardless, we think this is a sweet story to share whether or not you believe in messages from above.

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