Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Julia Farrior Drake - October 5, 1914 - July 17, 2012

Yesterday, my grandmother passed away.
She held my mother's hand, gave the thumbs up, and simply left to play with the merry little breezes.

Tomorrow, I'll be turning 40.

Life moves pretty fast.
If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

See you soon.

15 comments:

Antmusic said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope you and your family are doing okay.

I don't have any grandparents left, and I'm really not looking forward to losing my parents (who often talk like it will be any day now...).

Ms. said...

It is good to mark the passage of time with a pause to see the past as it really was (what a wonderful photograph). and to see the present in the moment. May your fortieth be a celebration of your wonderful life, and may there be a sweet breeze to play with.

Meghan said...

thinking of you and your family so much. xoxo

Tera said...

So sorry. Grandparents are special people in our lives. You were so lucky to have had a Grandmother. You are also lucky to be entering your 4th decade.

Danzel @Silver Shoes and Rabbit Holes said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. Thinking of you and your family. Although I know it will be bittersweet, happy birthday tomorrow.

ccr in MA said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

I'm going to see my grandmother at the end of the month; she's 98 and according to my mother is fading from week to week. It feels both like a normal part of life, and a wrenchingly wrong thing, to contemplate her not being there.

Robyn... Pen Pals and Picture Books said...

98-wow. That's a fantastic picture, absolutely beautiful. I'm glad she was able to leave this world on her own terms. Happy birthday

Elizabeth said...

Extraordinary photo -- and your words are perfect. I'm sorry for your loss --

jengod said...

Awww, so sorry to hear this. I've been missing my grandpa Paul since 1989. Take what solace you can in the fact that you got to spend 40 years getting to know her!

Esme Raji Codell said...

So sorry for your loss.

Laura Ottina said...

I am sorry for your loss. I just lost my grandmother, who was 98, so I think I understand what you are going through. Condolences and my very best wishes to you and your family.

Lane Smith said...

Burgin,

Very sad. We are reminded daily how fleeting and precious life is. I am sure you have some great memories of your grandmother.

Lane Smith said...

Burgin,

Very sad. We are reminded daily how fleeting and precious life is. I am sure you have some great memories of your grandmother.

daysease said...

Oh... Could just cry with you... So sorry, but... so glad it was a sweet passing. Please know that I am praying for you... and me... as my own grandparents are not doing well. Just heart breaking... Love them so.

Hug, Celita

Melissa@Julias Bookbag said...

The merry little breezes! What a lovely thought -- I like to think that there is such a place as Mother West Wind country, I think that there must be a place like that, somewhere.

I'm happy that your mother was able to be with her mother at the end. I'm sad that you lost your grandma.

I was never close with either of my grandmothers, and it is a great happiness in my life that both of my daughter's grandmas live close by and that they are both a huge part of her life.

Congrats on 40! I'm 42 and I swear there is practically never a day that goes by where that fact doesn't BLOW MY MIND. That was a very awkward sentence. Like, in 8 yrs I'll be 50! And I still talk like a Valley Girl! And think of myself as a girl!

Life is funny. XO

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