January 04, 2009

One year

Today marks one year since my grandmother (Ommie) died.
Emotionally, this has been the hardest year of my life.


I miss her so much.

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Last year's post-January 4th, 2008:


This morning I opened my eyes at 4:49. I keep my bedroom clock set ten minutes fast for some reason. My mother just called. My grandmother died this morning at 4:40.

In Memoriam
Donna Louise Hammond Peterson
February 17, 1921 - January 4, 2008

"And all the winds go sighing, for sweet things dying."
~ Christina Rossetti

Rest in Peace Ommie

24 comments:

T.Allen-Mercado said...

(Hugs) I'm so sorry Charmaine.

Dave King said...

It's such an important time for you. I'm sure you will honour it.

A Cuban In London said...

Rest in peace indeed. Thanks for such a thoughtful post and a big hug for you and your family.

Greetings from London.

Rosebud Collection said...

What beautiful pictures of your grandmother and a wonderful tribute.

Hey Harriet said...

I'm sorry that this year has been a difficult one emotionally for you. Try to focus on sweet memories of your grandmother today. I'm sure she would be so very proud of all that you've accomplished this past year. Hugs to you!

Teri said...

The missing part, that never ends. But I have found in the two years since losing Mike, that when I think of him now, it is with more love and maybe gratitude at what he brought in to my life. There are parts of his personality and demeanor that have melded into mine, and he would be happy about that. There, now thinking of him brings a smile.

Warmfelines from Teri and the cats of Furrydance

Allie said...

It is so hard isn't it. She is with you all the time now, and is peaceful and fine. It is just so hard on the ones left behind like us. My mother died this past April, and I miss her terribly. Your posts about her are wonderful. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care, allie

Victoria said...

I know that which you speak of.
Hugs and love to you. xo

Lisa B. said...

I'm so sorry for your difficult year. Big hug. Hopefull '09 will bring you peace.

You look so cute in your glasses!!

Cicada Studio said...

It's nice that you remember your grandmother so. She'll always be with you in spirit.

Cynthia said...

I so understand...my own losses are difficult to adjust to...what a big hearted beauty you captured in your photos!

Dianne said...

My Nana has been gone for years and years and I still miss her terribly

but if I clench my hand I can still feel her - she used to love to grab my hand and squeeze

hugs

Paz said...

May she continue to rest in peace, and I pray for continued peace of heart and peace of mind for you and your family.

Paz

Jenn said...

Wow, time sure does pass so fast. The first year is always so difficult but when you focus on the happy times you & your Ommie spent together I'm sure you will find yourself smiling :) A little prayer goes out for her memory & a big hug for you Charmaine :)

moxylyn said...

I'm so sorry. Big hugs to you!

My {S.T.U.F.F.} :: said...

I send my condolences.

May peace by with you at that most trying time.

High Desert Diva said...

Thanks everyone!

Xylia said...

I'm sorry you've had a hard year. Your grandmother was lovely and had such a kind, sweet face.

Nicole R.J. said...

Sending a virtual hug... and hoping you're enjoying some fabulous memories of your Ommie.

Judi FitzPatrick said...

My grandmother died in 1965 and I still miss her terribly, but in a different way now that time has passed. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

fly tie said...

the loss of my grandmother 8 yrs. ago was one of the hardest things i've ever experienced. it still hurts.

wishing you peace.

tatsuko said...

The first year is the hardest... I still cried over my mom on New Year's Day last week (3rd one without her), but it gets a little better every year.

It's also totally ok to be sad for a bit and to miss her - how could you not?

May the smiles and happy memories gradually come to outweigh your sadness :)

Sandra

BaldyLocks said...

I'm so sorry about your Ommie. It's been 3 years since my grandfather passed but his presence is missed every day.

Country Girl said...

Oh, my. I am always in awe of people who were actually close with their grandmothers. I was not close with either of mine, nor did I want to be. They kept their distance.
How lucky you were.
(I keep my clock 10 minutes fast in the bedroom too!)