My Dear Grandmother passed away in the early hours of New Years Eve. She had been in the hospital for a few weeks. The family decided to remove her life support after finding out that tests revealed a massive stroke affecting a part of her brain that would essentially require her to stay on life support in order to live. She would not be waking up from this one. It was a blow that my family was not ready for. We had a short time to say our good-bye's and tell her what she meant to us and how much she was loved by all. Something I'm assuming and hoping she already knew. My mind at times is a jumble of memories, and at other times calm with snapshot pictures in my head of her smile. We have a wonderfully large family. She had ten children of her own, two of which are with her in heaven, along with her adoring husband of over sixty-five years. Of those ten children came over fifty( Yes I said 50) grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and yes great-great- grandchildren. What a legacy she leaves behind. So I'm working like a mad woman on a scrapbook which is a tribute to her life and also will be a gift for my Mom I have enlisted the help of my sister with some stunningly beautiful pages of her own that I will ask if I can post when it is all done. Here are just a few pages.
This is a picture that was taken at the church of my grandparents, shortly before my grandfather passed away, also in the photo are my mom, and aunt.
This picture is of the four remaining daughters and grandma.
These pages are of my wedding day.
The journaling reads...
Some moments are made of simple things: A smile, a kind word, or just being together. Other moments are marked with pictures, food, and lots of family and friends. For me this moment was of great significance because not only did I marry my life partner, I got to witness and thank-you and grandpa for the commitment you made to eachother for over 65 years. You are truly an inspiration to me and something I strive to be. Thanks for providing me with countless memories and moments in time. Big and small. xx