Wednesday, March 15, 2006

My Gram

Four years ago today this incredible woman left our lives. I had no idea what a huge hole her passing would leave!


This is a picture of her and her brother Harry in England in 190? (can't find the date right now!!)

I have grieved her a lot....grieved what our family lost.....grieved what I lost....but today I decided I need to stay focused on what I gained from her presence in my life.

So I'm sure the tears will still come.....but I am hoping for more laughter. I want to live my life in a way that I know would make her proud. I want to make sure Keira realizes that her middle name has an extraordinary history behind it.



Maybe that's why I actually feel so happy today....I may have actually been able to replace 90% of my sadness of her loss with 90% happiness because of what I gained from her.

Miss you Gram and Love you always!!

8 comments:

Carolyn F said...

I remember when you first did that layout and posted it at Scrap Addict -- awesome.

Bonni said...

I know it's rough from time to time girl, but like you said, just try to remember all the memories...I remember that LO and love it!

CathyVal said...

Beautiful layout and the memory behind it!

Deanna Kroll said...
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Deanna Kroll said...

Awesome memorty Julie, and wonderful memory to remember. (Yes, I deleted my post by accident, sorry!)

By the way - TAG! Check out my blog. :) It misses you.

Contessa Kris said...

It is a beautiful layout! It will really help her to know her history. I'm sorry your gran is gone and it's so tough for you. I'll be praying that it gets easier with time...

Jill said...

It is rough!!! Hopefully your wonderful memories and great works of art will give you some comfort.

HUGS TO YOU!

Kim J. in Kingston said...

That is a great way to look at it Julie, and that is an awesome photo of your gram and your brother. Scrapping really can be so therapeutic. Love the layout.