Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Power of Memory...

can be daunting at times. One year ago today, my grand-mother died. We were in Perdido Key, Florida and the last time I saw her was on her 90th Birthday, June 6th. She was part of the "Greatest Generation," and she used to refer to her Birthday as..."B-DAY is D-Day." Everyone called her "Bea" and with history dictating that "D-Day" fell on her Birthday...she always referred to her special day in this way. I miss her. More so today than yesterday or even 6 months ago. It is hard considering my uncle, (her son) left this earth in April of this year.
So, their entire family is gone.
It seems surreal in a defining way that life does in fact go on. As time goes by, memories fade and when you think of the loved one being gone....
this too is gaped wider and wider and only bridged when something triggers a memory.
It's scary really...my boys and daughter will remember my grandmother and I will of course will remember them all. But after me...the only thing that will remain on this earth are descendants and my scrapbook pages.

When I created this layout with Graphic 45...
I cut out the roses from the paper as throughout history...flowers used in any art (especially paintings) where there are people...denotes one or more within the photo are deceased.

6 comments:

Christa said...

What a beautiful layout!! Love how soft and pretty it is!

papirdiva said...

Incredible layout! Love seeing the roses used like this :)

Lynn said...

beautiful poignant lo. wow! an incredible part of history too.

ellen s. said...

oh wow is that gorgeous!

Sasha Holloway said...

WOW .. very touching loved reading this and that layout is incredible .. loved it

Djhs said...

beautiful layout! loved your story too. It really brings home how important our scrapbooks are. :)