My dad's mother died at age 42. She was told she had lung cancer and died soon afterward. I don't remember her, but her death made an enormous inpact on my life. Her death; naturally, caused my dad to be very very sad and I recall him talking about her and remembering the family talking about what a heavy smoker she was. After that I always hated smoking, and never wanted to be around it. Please no flames, I just wanted to share the fact that this is the ONLY picture I have of her holding me while she was up and well. Right after this, she went downhill quickly and passed away just as quickly.
I look at this picture and wonder what I would have said to my grandmother had I known she would not share my life or be there for my dad, who really needed her. It's hard to imagine what a baby would say at a time like this in communication to it's soon to be "gone" grandmother.. so the only thing I could come up with was, (Hold Me Tight)... because I am sure she did and I'm sure I felt her love and pride as I was her first and only grandchild she would ever touch.
I am now 42 and can't imagine leaving this earth without seeing my kid's babies. So, I wanted to do this page now, as a tribute to her age...
Phamil (Patti) enhanced and printed this picture for me!
oh and btw: I scraplifted this format from Kayli...aka... dpkayli. Her layout (light heart), I loved that format and used it here!
lace from joannes, threaded a fiber thru it to pull out the color. The left side is DCWAV paper, floral rose is Brenda Walton, other 2 prints are Slab 111... and the stamps are Stampin Up. I used Chocolate Chip ink, CTMH (key, buttons, and grandmother, and little hand)..Center of bloom is from Joannes. Gold/cream ribbon from Michaels.