Monday, July 27, 2009

In memory

This past Friday, my dad called me with some sad news, the passing of my great-grandma, Mimi. Mimi had just celebrated her 95th birthday and she'd been suffering from Alzheimer's Disease for the last 10-15 years, so our family has been prepared for a long time, but nonetheless it struck me as extremely sad since it's the first death in my family.

But recently I'd been thinking about Mimi more and more. Even though she hasn't known who I am for a long time, she was such a fiery woman I always held her near and dear in my heart. For my recent college graduation, my grandparents gave me a ring that used to belong to her. The diamond had been in my grandad's family for generations and in the 1960's they had it put into this gorgeous setting and gave it to Mimi for a Christmas gift one year. A few weeks ago, my G.G. (my grandma, Mimi's daughter), sent me the pictures of Mimi receiving the ring that I now am honored to own.

In memory, I thought I'd share:

Christmas - Mimi opening her gifts.

I'm thoroughly enjoying her hairstyle here :)
She looks so happy!

Her ring that was given to me. It's much prettier than this iPhone quality photo I assure you!


Blackeyed_Susan said...

I'm so sorry. It is great to have something to remember her by, and she looks absolutely fabulous in those pictures:)

Dmbosstone said...

"Celebrate we will
Because life is short but sweet for certain" -Dave Matthews

I'm sorry to hear about your loss, my thoughts go out to your family.

I Love Brownies said...

This may seem like an inappropriate time to tag you with a Blog award but hopefully it will brighten you day.
I know when you look at that will remember and smile.

Anonymous said...

My heart is with you and your family during this time. You will all be in my prayers.