Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Lasting Grip on a Memory

When I found out this week's theme was 'hands' for evoking you's project 52 I knew exactly the image I was going to use. While I do like to expand my creativity and use a new image (and one week I'll try for a non baby picture! :oP) I had to use an image that means a lot me and my husband (and his family).

Before my husband deployed his Gram (one of the biggest influences in his life) had a brain tumor removed and for 18 months struggled with getting better the best she could. After my husband came home from his deployment we made several trips to see her and let Zoey be with her. This is an image from one of those visits; a lasting grip Zoey has on her great-Gram.

Unfortunately Gram passed away about a week ago ending her long painful fight.

I have been so blessed to have been married into such an amazing and welcoming family who make me feel like I've always been apart of them. Gram was an incredible part of that acceptance. We have been so blessed that she and Zoey could meet and that Gram was aware enough to know and love her. Watching Gram with Zoey, you could just see the love she had for her; her eyes never left that child when she was in the room. And when we thought Gram wasn't aware she would surprise us and try to straighten a sock on Zoey's foot. They had a bond from the beginning.

"Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see." - John W. Whitehead.

Heaven gained another angel. We love and miss you. <3


  1. I'm so sorry about your grandmother. This is a fantastic shot!! One that will mean the world to your daughter in years to come. Lovin' her cute little baby legs too :)

  2. This is so precious! A treasure. I knew Rita, your Gram. How wonderful you captured this beautiful moment. I am enjoying your blog so very much!

  3. Thank you both!

    Gram was an amazing person and I'm just so grateful to have had the time I did to be her granddaughter and to give her the wonderful gift of another great grandchild for her to love :o)

  4. I'm sorry for your loss. This is an amazing photo. I'm so glad you created it.

  5. Oh my gosh, I'm in tears! Beautiful post!! And I'm so sorry for your loss!

  6. Thank you all for your sweet words and condolences! truly means a lot <3