Hello my stamping friends, thank you for stopping by today. I've been away for the past couple of weeks because my beloved maternal grandmother, my Nana Juanita died unexpectedly on Monday, January 27th. Even though she had been battling leukemia and undergoing dialysis treatments, her death was very much unexpected. It's still a shock to us all that she is gone and I just haven't had the strength to create or do much. It hurts my soul to write
that she is gone. She is gone. But I know she is no longer suffering and that she is at peace.
I don't really write or share too much personal stuff on my blog but I've been blessed by all the many friendships through the creative blogging world and of course through Stampin' Up! that I wanted to let you know what has been going on.
This is a photo of my Nana (short for grandmother in Spanish) Juana "Juanita" as she liked to be called. Every time I look at this photo and look into her eyes, I feel like she is staring back into my soul. A beautiful woman who along with my Tata Jesus (he celebrated his 80 birthday on January 30) raised 13 children and were married for 55 years.
While I am no stranger to death, her passing has been very hard for me. More so when I'm alone with my thoughts and my memories, good memories. I'm not scared of death, I know one day I too will meet death and leave my loved ones behind. But to not hear her voice or see her beautiful smile, it hurts.
I thank you for your patience. I believe in the power of prayer and I kindly ask for your prayers. As you can see my previous post, I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things but it's more of a "one day at at time" for now. I've always said that creating is like therapy for me, but now I hope it will help me heal and inspire me to share and preserve the love I have for my Nana Juana.