Monday, July 14, 2014

Mothers Day

Today I'm sharing photos from Mother's Day more than two months ago now. They're quite somber photos as we went and visited Grandma's Grave.  It was the first time, for me, seeing her plaque in - I'm not sure there are right words to say but I do feel like Grandma would have nodded in agreement at the nicely manicured location. Her birthday just came around the corner - many nice and not so nice reminders throughout the year for those suffering loss. 

I'm aware and perhaps desensitised to loss, having just gone with Grandad for scans last week and getting back the days/weeks prognosis I'm not sure my emotions make much sense but in the bigger picture it's an amazing reminder to live life in the best way you can. There's parts of me that think it's sensible to always have the fear of death in your mind and there are other parts that think living such a way would be horrifically horrible :p I'm also needing sleep.



baby gremlin! I think one of his best features is that he likes being near people :)
Makes for nice car trips.

I thought the above scene was poetically sad





Jake at one point told me he had found a bench that would make a nice photo. I honestly took about ten photos of the bench before giving up and letting Jake have a play with my camera. When I got home I found this photo and loved that he able to make a beautiful photo where I saw nothing but a chair :p



He also took this tree photo which I thought was beautiful :)

I hope this post wasn't too depressing the World is definitely full of amazing things but we all go through those darker moments too.

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  1. lovely pics. I'm with you, I'm not sure if it's a blessing or a curse to live with the constant reminder of one's mortality....

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    1. will have to think some more about that one myself

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  2. This post is not depressing at all. It is beautiful and raw. Thank you for sharing this with us

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  3. the post wasn't depressing at all. i think of all the lessons people who pass on still leave us.. including living life that makes you happy. it's truly a beautiful gift they leave us. xx

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    1. it's definitely nice to hold onto the gifts people leave :)

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  4. Death is here,we may not want to deal with it but it is just impossible to deny it...
    i hope the time with your grandfather will be good and meaningful :)

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    1. Thanks Sara, we definitely can't avoid it or escape it so I guess we're left to acknowledge it and perhaps hope there is something more afterwards :)

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  5. Thanks Fee for sharing those private special moments with us, I feel honored to be able to see your grandma's grave and how this can be a good reminder to live the best we can (and be brave to choose what makes us happier). I should visit my grandparents grave more frequently; although I like to "talk" with them when I think something would had caught their attention, specially to my grandma. I'm not sure If I expressed this right, or I'm just sounding a little bit insane ;) hope not! Oh! and I think it is so cute your brother grabbed the camera, he has a good eye as well!

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    1. Ahh that's so sweet Damaris, making me tear up! I definitely have chats with Grandma and I think that's even more closer than the grave :)

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  6. Love Jake's photos. You both obviously have a good eye. Thanks for sharing these intimate private thoughts and beautiful photos

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