Monday, February 3, 2014

Your Precious Life


My great-grandmother passed away last week. As you can probably imagine, that stirred up plenty of emotions. My memories of her are happy ones (zoo trips, Christmas celebrations, telling stories of her kids' antics when they were little) and her funeral was the cheeriest one I've ever attended. She lived a long, full life, and always seemed content. But it's still sad to know she's gone.

I saw this illustration over the weekend and loved it immediately. Unexpected deaths are a good reminder in that way. We all have just one precious life to decide how to live.


Image drawn by Simini Blocker for goodreads. 

12 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear that Amanda, but I'm glad that you have wonderful memories to keep.

    The Summer Day is my favourite poem - it's perfect!

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    1. Thank you, Laura. The Summer Day is a beautiful poem - I can see why it's your favorite. :)

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss, but love that the funeral was full of happy memories. This graphic is beyond perfect!

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    1. Thank you, Megan. I'm so glad you like the graphic - it really grabbed me!

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  3. I'm really sorry to hear about this, but I'm so happy to hear that she had a cheery service. I hope you find comfort in your fond memories.
    I love this quote and have it on my wall.

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    1. Thank you, Meghan. What a great wall hanging idea! I love this quote too.

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  4. Very sorry for your loss, Amanda but glad that your Great Grandmother lived a "life well lived." I hope the happy memories bring your family comfort. I love the quote and image!

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    1. Thank you, Fiona. It's nice to know she at least enjoyed a good long life! :)

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  5. Hi Amanda, you must take comfort in knowing she had a long and contented life. I hope we will all have the same!

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    1. It definitely makes things much easier! I hope so too :)

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  6. Hugs, Amanda. This must be a very sad time for you and your family. I am glad you have such wonderful memories. You are blessed to have had time with your great grandmother. This is something so many people do not get to experience.

    I do love the picture. Very inspiring and emotive. Your great grandmother must have lived an amazing life.

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    1. Thanks Lucinda. I'm so lucky to have had 20+ years with her - I know plenty of people who never met their great-grandparents. So glad you enjoyed the picture too :)

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