Tuesday, April 15, 2014

a beautiful life

joshua 1:9, over and over. 
old manomet mems and a letter that never made it in time to the lovliest of nanas. but happy i got to lay it by her grave [and thankful TSA let this girl pass through after discovering sea glass and painted rocks in my suitcase]
so many beauties and so much love surrounded our nana and papa's grave
our most beautiful nana was escorted to God's hands last week by our incredibly missed and gentlemanly papa, the love of her life. there have been so many thoughts and feelings and prayers and hugs and smiles and tears shared between us all.  i am most certainly a feelings person, i wear them all on my sleeve, they are important, the highs and lows. and i am so thankful i was able to fly home last week and express just all those emotions that come with a death of a loved one with my parents and siblings and so many aunts and uncles and sweet, beautiful cousins. and in a letter i wrote to my nana that never made it in time.  [but it was read by her, that i know] 

there are those huge events that happen in your life, that hold such a special place in your heart, and sometimes for me, when they are occur, they feel much too sacred to share with the whole world yet.  and that is how i feel now. so i am short on words in this little outlet of mine, because so many seem so private. so sacred.  but  oh do i feel thankful and comforted to have had the opportunity to express them all with my family, the people who mean everything to me. our grandparents, they left behind a beautiful and incredibly close family, which i can imagine can be quite difficult when you have seven children, their spouses and nineteen grandchildren! but they did. a close and loving family is what we are and what we will remain. and its something i dream of continuing, just as gracefully one day [just maaaybe not seven babes of my own!]

...our nana, she had a beautiful life. and i am so blessed to be one of hers. 4.7.14

2 comments:

BKCsquared said...

This is beautiful. I'm sure she read your letter and is smiling down on you right now, and always. Thank you for sharing & letting us in.

xo, K
www.BKCsquared.com

Sarah Burton said...

So sorry to hear this! Such a beautiful tribute to what I imagine was an amazing woman. Praying for you and your family!