Friday, May 8, 2009

Perfect Pic

My cousin, who blogs over at Boondock Ramblings, has quite a way with a camera. I consider it to not just be a talent, but a true gift. Most of my favorite pictures of family members have been taken by her. She emailed this pic of my Momma and the Bubs to both my dad and me yesterday. We cried. That photo perfectly captures how I remember her and want others to remember her.

Dad had it in a frame and it stayed on top of the casket (which was closed per Momma's request) tonight. It was a bright spot of joy in the middle of a very difficult evening. You cannnot help but look at that picture and smile. I know it was a comfort to Dad, who repeatedly touched it and shared in people's delight over between the tears.

To my cousin, L~
I know you are in pain because you couldn't come down to Momma's funeral. We understand why you could not be here. Truly, we do. Please don't beat yourself up about it, shug. Know that we love you and that Momma loved you. She always thought you were very talented, creative, smart....and, well, the list goes on! As for this picture of Momma and the Bubs, I will never be able to fully express how much it meant to Dad, Aaron and I to have it there this evening. It was, if I can say this about a viewing, the highlight of the evening for many who were there. Thank you for being thoughtful enough to do that for us. The Bubs will definitely be getting a copy, as you requested and I know he'll love it.

I love you, L.


Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) said...

I was on my way to bed when I saw this. And of course I cried and will cry some more again later, I'm sure. I can't express how much this means to me and how much it means to me that the photo touched you all. I'd say more but I'm going to cry again. I love you all.

--- Cousin L

Joanna said...

Oh what a nice picture! That was really sweet - grandma getting some love.

Darcy @ lwm3b said...

Ohhh... I just caught up on your blog.

I am so very sorry about the loss of your mom. My thoughts are with you and your family as you grieve her loss until you can all be together again.