January 16, 2013

The past few days have been filled with so many emotions.  Yesterday we said goodbye to Nicks grandma who really was such a special woman.  I've mostly just tried to be a good support, in whatever way Nick needed me.  I felt somewhat guilty at times because in the midst of loosing a woman he loved so dearly, we celebrated my own grandmothers 85th birthday- a woman I can't imagine life without.  I felt such an odd mix of emotions-Sadness and happiness for Nick and his family- happy that she's finally in the place she's been yearning for for so long- reunited with her husband. Happiness that I still have my grandma and that we were able to celebrate yet another birthday with her.  Sadness again, at the realization the my grandmother too is getting older.  And in the midst of the sad / happy teeter totter, I found myself caught in moments relishing in the fact that I am growing new life.  That when one life ends, a new one begins.  Life is so precious and it always disappoints me that it so often takes loss to realize the absolute joy and gift of living.    

booties handmade from my friend Joya for baby girl. too perfect not to share...


  1. The cycle of life never hit me so hard till after my grandpa died, and I had my little baby in my arms. Its hard to wrap your mind around sometimes, but through the pain you can see beauty if they have lived a well lived life!
    So sorry for your loss!

  2. Thank you, Anna. And you're so right- there really is beauty in all of it as hard as it may be to find.. there is. Sorry for your loss as well.

  3. can't wait to see those booties on your little love's tootsies! and a sweet sentiment about life's end and beginnings. so true. sorry for nick's loss.


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