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8/14/2009

Photobucket Photobucket Hi Everyone, 
My beautiful grandmother, Louise, went on to her next journey ( on those rollerskates, no doubt). It was a good life well lived. I am so grateful for all the cool things she taught me. It's not often that you meet and know a character like her!
Thank you grandmother for the amazing perspectives you shared with me and all the adventures, as if we jumped out of a Mark Twain novel. I will so miss our conversations and hot tea. Please put in a good word for me up there!
Love, Robin.
"Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while so that we can see life with a clearer view again."
- Alex Tan

27 comments:

Denise said...

Dear Pearl, what a wonderful legacy your grandmother has left for you and each of us who read your blog. The love you shared was so sweet for me to witness. I lost my mom on May 31 and she, too, was a character. And I know that she went to heaven in her own way as well. She didn't have roller skates but she was full of life. My love, prayer and condolences to you and your family. Denise

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

I am so sorry for your loss. She will live on forever in your heart.

sandra Lee said...

Bless your sweet Grandma, she was so beautiful! Lost both of my parents in April, 2 weeks apart, and I know they are happy in heaven just like your precious one.

Robin said...

Blessings on your grandmother's spirit. She sounds like such a wonderful lady, and I am sure she will always be with you. With fond thoughts, Robin

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Robin, I can tell by your previous posts and then one just how much you loved her and her you! What great memories you will share of her. She will live forever through you and your life.

sweetpea said...

My dear Robin, my deepest sympathy for your loss. I had a grandma that impacted my life like that so we are the lucky ones. Celebrate her memory, celebrate the woman she helped you become, celebrate that one day you will dance together in heaven. She lives forever in you...

Peace and Love,
Shelley

The Green Pea said...

Bless your Grandma, what lovely memories she has left with you. May God bless you at this time of passing. Sandi

Found Around said...

I lost my grandmother recently also. They have such a special place in our hearts. Memories are always wonderful!

patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

Lots of Warm Hugs your way Dear Sweet Robin. I know she will be missed. Much Love, Patricia

Brenda said...

Oh Robin, I am so sorry your Grandmother has passed. She was so very beautiful and full of life--every time I saw her picture on your blog I felt like I would like to call her and invite her to coffee (or tea).......Oh, the stories she might tell....
Love and Light to you all,
Brenda Bliss

Sue said...

Robin,
I was so sorry to read of the passing of your dear grandmother. Her beauty and personality will live on in your art and memories. I am sure that she is looking down on you and smiling that wonderful smile and is so very proud of all you have accomplished. Live life to the fullest - its a testament to those who came before.

Blessings

Sue E.

Maison Douce said...

Robin, I have come to admire your beautiful grandmother through your blog, and I thought she was the coolest grandmother ever!!! Your love and devotion for her was so clear, and I am sure she will always live in your heart. A big hug to you!
Isabel

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Ahhh... now her smile graces the Universe! Thanks to you for sharing her with us and thanks to her for smiling on us even now. Her spirit is true. Blessings dear ones.

Gwynnie B said...

Robin, I'm so happy for the sweet memories you have with your dynamic gramma! I just lost my grampa and 17 year old cat within a week of each other this past month. Dr. Suess helped me through this:"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." Our lives are so rich with much to celebrate when shared with the richness of love our grandparents showered upon us. Blessings to you and your loved ones...
xo
Gwynnie

María Cecilia said...

How sad to hear your grandma is gone, I loved her just seeing her in your blog.
Please receive my love and condolences.
María Cecilia, from Chile, southamerica.
(I´ve been a fan of your work, your house, your garden since I´ve first found you in Country living magazine)
Un abrazo

Anonymous said...

Ms. Robin:
Sooo sorry for your loss. Thank God that we know that is just for a while, and then not for long we will all be together. I find consolation in my faith and in God's love. A beautiful sunset, the sound of the rain, the birds singing, everything good will remind you of your love one. The most amazing thing is that you have the freedom to cry as you will, to smile, and to keep living honoring your grandma. God is good, and He is good all the time. Keep loving...Marta.

CarLe Etc. said...

Dear Robin, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear grandmother. I have said a Prayer for Louise and for you (Robin and John) my heart aches for you...for I also know the pain of the loss of a loved one. I'm sure she road those roller skates straight to Heaven...funny how things connect, I just bought my youngest granddaughter a pair of white roller skates yesterday...
many Blessings...
Carolyn

Cathy said...

In keeping up with your web site and blog, I have always enjoyed reading about your grandmother and all that she taught you in life! May you always hold her dear in your heart! Bless you....Cathy "Girls Gone Junkin"

Anonymous said...

Robin, please accept my sincerest condolences in the loss of your precious Grandmother. I enjoyed so much your video with her. She was beautiful even in her golden years and the love that you have for her was so touching. My heart goes out to you and your family; please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. You, too, are such a joy and I am so happy to have found your web site! I am reading your book now and am amazed at all of your beautiful "treasures." Best regards, Hassie Kirschenbaum

Kimberly said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have loved seeing the beautiful, touching photos of you and your grandmother over the past few years. I can see so much of her reflected in your face. My grandmother will be 100 on the 31st and she is so tired and at peace with her life. She too is ready for the next journey. I wish you love.
xxx kim

Ann-Marie said...

i am so grateful for you sharing your life with us(the blog and fabulous pieces of art)...i feel as if i met your grandmother through your blog-i love that you know you were so blessed to have her in your life.this past weekend i went to a yard sale and saw a pair of skates...i smiled and thought of you both ;) hugs and blessings,ann-marie

Bohemian said...

Dear Robin, may the many precious memories of your dear Grandmother give you comfort and smiles now that she has passed from time into eternity. I have enjoyed the special moments and stories you have shared about her and the close relationship you will continue to cherish. She has imparted a wonderful legacy that lives on.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Thank the Lord for wonderful spirits like your grandmother's! There is a peace in knowing that her life was well lived and that she was well loved. Just think how wonderful the next phase of her will be! Hold her memories close to your heart until you meet again.

...... Kristina ...... said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dear grandmother...the picture of her with flowers in her hair is beautiful,she looks so pretty and so happy which is how you shall all remember her.
I never had a grandmother but i would loved one who wore flowers in her hair and to teach me cool things,i'm so happy you had each other.
Love to you all
Kristina x

Robin said...

Robin,
Wishing your peace and comfort on the passing of your dear Granny.
Love and hugs from me to you,
Robin

Sally said...

Hello, I am so sorry you lost your grandma. I lost mine two years ago. She too had a life well lived, all 95 years. I miss her every single day and am so very grateful I had her for so long. But I miss our talks. Cherish your memories.

Tracy said...

Oh, My Dear, Thank you for sharing your beautiful grandmother with us. I feel as if I knew her. What a brilliant, shining light.
(((HUGS)))