Two years ago today, my beautiful and dear Mother left her earthly bounds.
At times it seems like it was just yesterday, and other times it seems like it was an eternity ago that we were traveling the journey of loosing someone so precious and dear.
My Mother was such a beautiful soul. She was they type of person who always put others before her......she would literally take the clothes off her back or give the last dollar in her purse to those in need.
She cared deeply about her family and friends......she made everyone feel special, like they were the most important person in the world.
I still go to pick up the phone to call her....not as often as I had done right after her passing, but I still do, and then I stop and pause and cry, because I know that I can't just talk to her. But I do talk to her often at her grave.
Emma Sage does the same thing. I hear her chatting to Nana from time to time. It is so precious to see, my little girl with her hands clasped in prayer......looking towards the heavens talking to her Nana.
I know Emma Sage understands that Nana has left her earthly bounds, as I was reminded of her knowledge just the other day. Emma Sage asked me "Where is my PopPop?" and I told her that he was in Heaven with GOD. She let out a little shriek of pain and started to cry and said "I don't want my PopPop to be dead like Nana".......
Oh bless her little heart. I think that the pain of knowing that PopPop is also really gone sank into her heart and soul at that moment.
So, today, on the anniversary of my beloved Mother's passing, I have been sitting and reflecting. The weather today here is gray....and a light, steady rain. It is truly beautiful, as I always think of my Mother when it rains, because growing up, every time it rained, my Mother would tell me that it reminded her of home [Ireland] so for me....the rain was a beautiful thing because it made my Mother smile and remember her home and family.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam ~ May she rest in Peace.
I love you Mom.
I did this series of photographs last year, just before my Mothers anniversary. In these two, I had asked Emma Sage to talk to Nana in Heaven.....and this was the image that I captured.
after a few moments of prayer, this is the next image that I got.....my sweet little girl, breaking down in tears at the realization that her Nana was in Heaven.