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Monday, March 25, 2013






My grandmother died today. When I wrote my post last night, I said that her cancer was progressing fast, but I don't think any of us realized how fast. I woke up to the news, and I was am so shocked at the suddenness of it all. I was praying that she would get to meet her great grandbaby, via skype at the very least. I am grateful though that she passed very peacefully surrounded by her husband, children and grandchildren. And I'm glad that my mom flies to Bogota tomorrow, where she will at least have the comfort of her family.

Today I thought about my grandmother, her deep love for her family, her practicality and her ability to make absolutely anything. She crafted every piece of clothing that her 5 children wore, and that includes socks and underwear. Having inherited her crafty gene, I decided to spend my day sewing. I made two dolls (will be blogged on Thursday) and it was exactly what I needed.

Finally, I just wanted to say thank you for all of your sweet comments on my post yesterday. I got to read them after I heard of her passing, and they made me feel so comforted and loved. So thank you xo

32 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Abuela. Sending my condolences to you and your family.

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  2. I'm so sorry for your loss Gaby.

    I've had a couple of close family members pass away from quickly progressing cancer while I've been abroad. It's certainly difficult to be away from family at these times and there's an aspect that feels so unbelievable when we aren't witnessing things first hand. I still struggle when I go home as I expect them to be there - I suppose it's because I didn't get to say goodbye.

    My thoughts are with you and your family as you grieve.

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  3. Oh, Gaby, that is terrible news, I'm so sorry. It must be terribly hard to be on the this side of the world right now. Kellie xx

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  4. Lovely Gaby I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved abuela. May your Mumma find comfort in those around her. Your sewing tribute is beautiful. May you find peace in small acts such as these. Wishing you gentle days x

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  5. I can't really imagine. My thoughts are with you girl.

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  6. it's so hard to lose your grandma, i'm so sorry gaby. i don't know if you believe in heaven but i believe your grandma and your little baby will be hanging out together and getting to know each other really well before your babe makes their way into the world! :) lots of love and prayers. xoxo

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  7. Gaby, i'm so sorry to hear about your loss. it's so hard losing loved ones, but the tender and wonderful memories you have of her will stay with you forever. i hope you are able to find some comfort this week as you mourn her passing. thoughts and prayers with you always, dear.

    xo,
    kristyn

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  8. oh i'm so sorry to hear this. thinking of you and your family at this sad time!

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  9. So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts.

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  10. Gaby I'm so sorry. I thought the people I loved would just go on forever and ever and it's always a horrible shock when they don't. Take comfort from her peaceful death, if you can.

    Sending you very warmest wishes and a big hug. xx

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  11. This made me cry, Gaby. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending positive thoughts and love your way!

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  12. So sorry to hear that. It always such a difficult thing to go through and I know from personal experience that the distance can make it feel excruciating at times. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  13. Gaby, I am so sorry. It's so hard and heartbreaking to lose someone you love.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!

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  14. Love & light, dear Gaby. On the anniversary-eve of my own abuelo's passing, my heart breaks for you, & your family. We are thinking of you. Gentle days.

    S&S xx

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  15. So sorry to hear about your grandmother. It is lovely to hear that you two shared such a special bond and that you passed the day in a way that felt special in her memory.

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  16. What a shock for you. It must be a comfort to know she went peacefully and surrounded by love- what most people would wish for I'm sure. Sounds like you spent the day perfectly honouring her memory. It must be very hard to be on the other side of the world when your family can gather together.

    You know, I see a lot of you in your Grandmother's face in this picture. The shape perhaps? Take care of yourself.

    George

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  17. Oh Gaby, I'm so sorry. It is the strangest (most heartbreaking) feeling in the world to lose someone so close to you. I'm thinking of you and your family x

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  18. so sorry to hear this! that's a lovely photo and she seems like a lovely lady :)

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  19. i'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother...
    sending love...
    xx

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  20. that's heartbreaking to hear, Gaby, I'm so sorry.
    I lost my grandfather a year ago, so I remember the pain.

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  21. My deepest condolences for your loss, Gaby. Take care.

    I hope your dislocated toe is getting better too.

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  22. Gaby, I am so sorry for your loss.

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  23. Gaby, I am so sorry. I lost my grandmother to cancer last year. I know that pain and am so sorry that you are having to go through this. Spending your day honoring her with sewing is beautiful. She will always be with you. xo

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  24. Oh, sweetheart! I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm so sorry she couldn't have met your baby. I'm positive that she will be there, with you!

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  25. Oh this just crushes my heart to hear.
    Your baby will know your grandmother and will take on her spirit.... cause that's just what I like to believe in.
    Know that there is much love around you. xx

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  26. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am sending you some hugs and strength.
    It's so lovely to hear about how your grandmother has inspired you.
    xx

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  27. sending you hugs. so sorry for your loss. x

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