Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Loving Distractions.

We picked out our tree on Sunday afternoon. It was the first time we all went as a family to the Christmas tree farm and marched around in the snow picking out that perfect tree. I wanted something Charlie Brown-ish for a change but after over an hour of searching, I ended up loading a somewhat perfectly shaped tree into the back of my dad's trailer. 

Maybe next year?

Taken with my 50 mm lens.. my attempt at bokeh!

This week started out with the intention of finishing up my holiday decorating and sharing it all here for you. However, Monday morning we received news that my sweet loving grandmother, at the age of 99, had taken a turn.

While still lingering with us, she is very low and has had 10 of her 14 children at her bedside for the last two days, holding her hands, signing to her, praying with her and whispering loving words in her ears.

Somehow, blogging hasn't seemed such a priority. Instead, I've been finding comfort in holiday decorating, a glass of wine in hand, Christmas music in the background. Memories of the the woman I cherish and admire so fondly tugging at my heart strings. Hoping and praying that she peacefully finds her eternal rest.


  1. Jane, sending you a big hug. Hoping that your grammie is enjoying all those loving hands around her! xoxo

  2. aw, jane thinking of you and your family.

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. It is such a difficult time of year to have a sick family member.

  4. Jane, so sorry to hear about your grandmother :(

  5. So sorry to hear about your grandmother.

  6. Oh Jane, I'm so sorry to hear that...it's never easy to say good-bye, even when they've had a good long life...if all her children are near, that means she was a great mom (c: Sending prayers to you and your sweet family.

  7. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. With 14 children and 99 years, I can't imagine what an amazing life she's had. Hope you are cherishing those memories and taking it easy.

  8. So sorry to read this. You and your family will be in my thoughts. Take care.

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    1. Great blog! I really love how it's easy on my eyes as well as the facts are well written. I am wondering how I might be notified whenever a new post has been made.


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