It seems that summer days slip away much faster than any other time of year. We have been enjoying these sweet, hot days dripping with fun, fresh food and family.
My studio has been humming with new shop items, sales, and also a new quilt for my family. More on that next time...
Back in June, we made the unexpected trip home to celebrate the life of one remarkable woman. Justin's grandmother passed at the ripe age of 90, still sharp as a tack, and with her life fully filled with the Lord.
|Christmas visit, December 2010|
|Meeting Great-Grandaughter Alora at 4 months old|
|Meeting Everett for the first time|
One of her last papers, written to be shared with all, said simply this:
I love you all
I love the Lord
Lord, take me home
What a place to be when coming before the Lord in her final hour. I hope to be that at peace when my time comes, whenever that may be.
We spent the weekend remembering, laughing, crying. The day before she was laid to rest, we went to the cemetery where her husband was interned 28 years ago.
What joy to know they are together again.
We planted flowers she would love and made it look unique from all those around. "She wouldn't want to blend in" said Mom. She is the purple and orange in a field of red and white.
|Everett helping Grandma|
|Ayla tucked in with Momma Alicia, Justin's sister|
|Ayla wearing her Grand-Grandmother's baby bonnet. Such a beauty.|
A avid crafter, she had projects started all over the house, many for great-grandchildren. She loved crocheting for those little babies.
|Alora wearing her purse from Great-Grandma Pryor at the pumpkin patch. She takes it everywhere.|
My grandmothers lived across the country from me as I grew up and passed away before I had children of my own. I wish my children could have known those two women and I know they would have delighted in great-grandchildren immensely.
Having a relationship with Grandma was natural and easy. She showed me the same love as any of her own grandchildren, and she and I had many stimulating conversations, from child-rearing to crafting to religion. She brought a fullness to my life that I didn't know I was looking for. A wisdom of a life lived deep, shared without reservation.
She was such a blessing in my life and my children's lives. A joy and a delight.
Remembering her today.
Love to you all,