Today I'm remembering my dear Grammy who was born on this day in 1911. She lived to be 99, so close to reaching that century milestone.
Although geographical distance kept us from interacting on a regular basis, she and I kept in touch by writing to each other. I treasured these letters and kept many of them.
Now that she is gone, I feel her loss always, but especially today on this day that marks a celebration of her life. At her funeral, we (her grandchildren) each sealed our goodbyes with a pink rose. It was fitting, since she would so often send garden flowers with us as we drove away from her home.
In memory of Gram, I made this necklace for my mom and one for myself as well.
(Ironically my Mennonite grandmother didn't wear jewelry, so I kept the design simple!)
The rose wooden charm was made by Marie from More Skye Jewels.
"Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness;
know that, like life, things sometimes must fade,
before they can bloom again." ~ anonymous source