Saturday, February 21, 2009

Everything Is Temporary

Crazy how we sometimes need a little reminder. This weekend was a busy one.....coordinating VSN, submissions to write-up, calls to make cards for, paint and trim for my bedroom, prepping to teach class Monday night, planning Art Night & adding more games in the Team Math bin at my son's school and trying to get things stamped, or at least planned, for the week. Now, it is not so busy. Things will wait and go on without me for a few days. Everything is temporary and sometimes we need to just breathe.


My Bachan. My grandmother. Isn't she beautiful? This picture is from her 88th birthday this last fall. Today she finally rested and is at peace, painfree.

43 comments:

Christi Snow said...

((((((hugs)))))) for you...

Alli Miles said...

Sorry for your loss. Let me know if there is anything you need. Lots of (((hugs))) coming your way.

greenc said...

Dear Maren, Your grandmother is beautiful and I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family with be in my prayers. Cathy

Krystie Lee said...

I'll be thinking about you, Maren. I'm sorry for your loss.

Theresa said...

Maren, I am so sorry for your loss. {{{hugs}}}

Jess said...

Maren, you and your family are in my prayers. I'm glad she is at peace, but know it must be so hard on you.

Jenn said...

big hugs Maren. I was so sad when my grandma passed away, I know how you must feel.

meohmyers said...

I'm so sorry for your family's loss, Maren. It's always hard losing a family member. I hope you can find peace in this difficult time.

4guysandagirl said...

So sorry for your loss. (((((HUGS)))))

Kim said...

She was beautiful! I'll be keeping your family in my thoughts. Hugs!

de said...

What a sweatheart she looks like! Sorry for your loss. You remind me of when my Nanaw passed. Sending peaceful thoughts and prayers.

Michelle (mla1111) said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I was very close to my grandmother and was devastated when she passed. I truly believe that she is in a better place. I hope you find peace in that thought as I did.

Wendy said...

hugs....... may she rest in peace. my condolences to you all.

Mugs said...

She looks like she was a beautiful lady, inside and out. All the best to you and your family.

Agustina said...

Yes she is sooooo BEAUTIFUL, she remindes me of my husbands grandmather who we loved very much!!! Sorry for you loss. {{HUGS}}

Tracey said...

So sorry for your loss Maren! My thoughts are with you and your family.

Kimberly Crawford said...

Maren, I am so sorry for you loss. She was beautiful!
((((HUGS)))) and prayers for you and your family!!

Sharon F / Createdbyu said...

What a beautiful Bachan! I'm so glad she is now at peace and without pain. I'm sure she left you with many beautiful and loving memories. ((Hugs)) & Prayers.

~amy~ said...

She is beautiful....so sorry for your loss...she reminds me of my obachan...

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

My g'ma passed away 1.5 years ago and I miss her dearly. I feel for you. It's hard to let them go, but you don't want them to be in pain either.

StampinCathy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Just remember of all the nice memories that you had with her. That always helps me get through the tough times. XOXOX

Kathy said...

Ahh-What a beutiful lady-May you always have great memories and love you carry for her in your heart. Pass down life lessons she taught you to your children ((hug))

Tricia McW said...

My thoughts are prayers are with you and your family right now. I just recently lost my grandmother who had raised me and my sister. She was 94 and a beautiful lady like your grandmother. I know you will miss her as much.

Ink, paper and BLING! said...

Sorry for your loss. It is a lovely photo, and a wonderful gentle reminder of how to live life.
R

Elaine M said...

Yes your grandmother is lovely - I know you and your family will remember her with great warmth. May God wrap His arms around you all and give you His peace.

broni (waterchild12) said...

Maren, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your grandmother was indeed a beautiful woman. My heart aches for you, and you'll be in my prayers.

Julie Masse said...

So sorry for your family's loss Maren! You will be in our prayers!

jpmayo said...

So sorry Maren!!
Your grandma was and is so beautiful!!
Hugs to you and your whole family!!

Josette said...

Maren, Im so so sorry. Im here if you need someone!

Karolyn Loncon said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Maren. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. {{{{Hugs}}}}

Karolyn Loncon said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Maren. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. {{{{Hugs}}}}

Dawn K. said...

so sorry for your loss Maren. thoughts, prayers, and hugs to you.

Brooke said...

you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers maren.. sending tons of hugs and comfort your way hon!

Karen said...

Her memories will bring you peace, comfort and joy....the knowledge she shared with you over the years will come to you often! Hugs and prayer to you and your family!

Cath said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Maren. I'm thinking of you and your family.

Renee' Morris-Dezember said...

So sorry for your loss Maren...its always a difficult thing to loose a grandparent. I'm thinking of you and your family.
<< HUGS >>

Lisa L. said...

I'm sorry to hear about your grandma. She is now in a place where there is no pain. God Bless You.

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Oh honey, I am sorry to hear that. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Gina K. said...

Maren,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your grandmother was a beautiful lady. I hope you find peace during this difficult time. I will be praying for you and your family.
{{{HUGS}}}

susan opel said...

:(

How very sad to lose someone that you love. But knowing that she is at peace is comfort. Saying a little prayer for you.

Julie said...

Maren, Your grandmother is beautiful! I lost my grandpa a few years ago and even though I was glad he was no longer in pain, it was still hard. I'll keep a little prayer in my heart for you!

denise;) said...

Hugs to you- grandmas are special and even if she's at peace now, it's still hard for us to not have them around.

Lori Craig said...

oh, sweet Maren, I didn't see this last week. I'm sorry for your loss...I hope that you were able to spend some quality time with your family this week. Big hugs, sweetie...