Freitag, 3. Februar 2012

{this moment}

Today, my moment is not from this week and not without words. This morning my grandmother died. I want to show you those moments with her that mean most to me: Aaron and me around the same age on her arm. To look at these pictures today is not easy but still very comforting. It feels a bit like she is still holding us, which I am sure, she is.
She died at the age of 85. She had lived in a retirement place for the last half year with my granddad taking as much care of her as he could, squeezing her a glas of lemon juice from their own tree every day. She didn't always recognize him. In the last year she had bought more then one cow and filled the freezer with meat just in case we came around (three hour drive) and she could cook for us.
Her life was not easy, nore was she. She was a very strong demanding woman, scary at times. She loved us to bits. Growing up, she was the most important person in my life, next to my parents. It takes time to realize she is really gone. I hope she will find rest now, finally, after a very restless life.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss... I lost my grandfather in October, and it's still hard to believe...

    My moment has my grandmother in it too:

  2. I´m so sorry for you, I cannot ease your pain.

    The pictures are very beautiful,
    I can feel that she loved you and your little one.

    May the Merciful guide you.

  3. I am very sorry for your loss, Gesche. The photos of your grandmother are beautiful, and so special with both you and Aaron being tiny.
    My thoughts are with you.

  4. oh i'm sorry. i am looking at your photos and feeling the love in them, they are so beautiful. it does take time, i know. last year i lost my grandmother and my mother only 4 months ago. still, it's hard to face. may the good memories surround you and comfort you.