Wednesday, February 3, 2010

l o v e

great grandchildren: a grandchild of one's son or daughter

{ my nephews & brother in law }




3 sisters laid to rest their mom & dad. my grandparents...



together... as they wished...



Every single grandchild came. 16... From coast to coast, we came together.



Some of us had not seen each other in 30 years.



Time stood still.



Tears.



Lots of tears.



Tears of gratitude.


Tears of love.


love: a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person


Bob & Margaret

3 daughters

16 grandchildren

25 great grandchildren

married 69 years.

died 72 days apart.

16 comments:

Joyce said...

What a lovely tribute to both parents, grands and great grands. I am sorry for your loss.
Joyce

Jane said...

Dear QB,
I am so sorry for your loss.

There is a bittersweet feeling of sadness of saying goodbye, mixed with happiness of being with family members who have not been together in years. Your parents' legacy of love shows...through you, and through all the family who came together to say goodbye.
Thinking of you,
Jane

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a beautiful post. I lost my mother in January, although still have my Dad, and our family did turn out in force --- it was wonderful to see everyone, but so sad that it took such an occasion to bring us all together.

A legacy of love -- it doesn't get better than that.
Cass

Cathy said...

What a beautiful post and a loving tribute by children and grandchildren. This brought a tear to my eye. My parents are 90 and we treasure every day we have with them.

Blessings.

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What a lovely tribute to your dear grandparents. May they rest in the arms of the angels.

Our Porch in Hillsborough said...

Thanks for sharing a beautiful tribute during this difficult time. Your grandparents lived the life we all wish for - long and happy and only separated for a few days. I hope we can be as lucky.
Hoping your memories bring you comfort,
Leah

Marsha's Mpressions said...

What a legacy of love they left you.

Sophie said...

What a grand gesture & tribute to your dear grand parents!!

Lots of love!

Kerrie said...

What a lovely tribute! Sorry for your loss. Kerrie

fairmaiden said...

How beautiful.

Kate said...

What a lovely tribute to your grandparents. How fortunate they were to have a large and loving family come together for a final good bye.

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a lovely tribute and a legacy of love. I am sorry for your loss.

~ Tracy

Celestial Charms said...

What a beautiful and heartfelt tribute. I am very sorry for your loss.
Maureen

Catherine said...

Beautiful and moving post, sorry for your loss.catherine

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful!!


Erika

Linda said...

The last line brought tears.

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