Friday, May 09, 2008

Noma

Life can be so strange. One day can have so much sadness and the next so much joy. My wonderful Nan Noma passed away yesterday and today my sister Jane had a baby girl - Emmeline.


35 comments:

andrée said...

just a few words from France, she was a very beautiful old Lady...
my father passed away one day before my daughter's birth ...
(sorry for my bad english)

Chantal Butcher said...

So sorry to hear about your nan, i see you had a mention on Decor8 blog about australian design, well done. i didn't realise that you had a blog when i posted a piece on your elephants that i got from you. i will link you to mine

Chantal Butcher
Interior Dreaming

Amanda said...

So sorry for your loss, she looks like she was a beautiful person.

Congratulations on being an Aunty with Emmaline, what a gorgeous name!

Gabrielle said...

Very sorry to hear about your nan -the photos of her are so lovely. It must be hard to take in the happy and sad news so close together.

Leah said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. We lost my Mama within 3 days of my twin nephews birth, and it was ... strange. But kind of consoling too. Thinking of you, anyway.

rainingdaisies said...

She is beautiful...
so sorry for your loss.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Kate, she looks a lovely lady.
Is that one of the twins or your new bubby?
Gorgeous photo

Julia said...

so sorry kate. she does look like a beautiful and wonderful lady. life is funny that way, and i think it just reinforces the idea that life is a cycle, with births and deaths coinciding and replacing each other. sending love and good thoughts (and congrats on a new niece!)

apple cyder said...

Your Noma was truly beautiful.

randomrevelations said...

I'm sure you have many cherished memories. Sorry for your loss and wishing you well.

Cindy

Jacquie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. She looks like a joyful person! Enjoy being an auntie!

SnakeCharmer said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Birth and death (especially so close together) always remind me of how crazy life is and how amazing it is.

lucykate crafts... said...

so sorry for your loss. but i know what you mean about there sometimes being a flip side to sad things. i was with my grandma when she died, until then, i'd kind of decided i didn't want children, and at that point, i changed my mind. and i'm so glad i did, i see my son and daughter as gifts from her : )

Rachael said...

So sorry for your loss Kate. Like the other comments she was a very beautiful woman. We have a saying in my family, He closes a door, and opens a window, I found out I was pregnant with my son the day my Nanna passed.
But too, congrats Aunty Kate, Emmaline is a gorgeous name!

sue said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your nan. One angel passes to make way for another to arrive. Your niece's name is lovely too. I hope the little girls grow up knowing all about her and how wonderful she was to you too.

Kylie said...

It's so difficult to experience two opposite emotions at the same time - profound sadness and grief at the loss of a loved one, and joy at a new arrival.
May you find some comfort in the joy of knowing this new little soul.

Annie said...

She looks like a happy lady who enjoyed life - just making way for a new one. Glad to hear about your sister, sorry for your loss.

patrice said...

oh the miracle of life and the miracle of death at the same time! my mother died the year my daughter was born. such sweet, deep agony.
sending warmth to you and yours,
patrice

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

My thoughts are with you,the little addition will help to ease the pain.
I ve called in to your blogs a few times now to seewhat lovely things youre making,you never disappoint!

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

PS Congrads on a new gorgeous little girl!!!I just caught up with your last posts!

periwinkle said...

So sorry to hear about your Nan, she looks like a really nice happy lady, lovely smile. Congratulations on Emmeline.
Lisa x

Selina said...

Life can be strange...sad and happy all in one. May your two newest little girls in the family get to know thier great nan through your stories and photos.

Miss Dot said...

oh I am so sorry to hear that you lost your Nan. Those pics are beautiful, she looks like she was a lovely lady. Congratulations on the new baby. **hug**

Philigry said...

i am so, so sorry for your loss. I am sohappy that your sister had her baby. i hope mama and baby are well!

Sally said...

Love and hugs to help with your loss. What a happy, pretty nana she was, ah the circle of life.
xxxx

Jenny said...

So many emotions-life is full of ups and downs for sure.Take Care.

hilde said...

Your nan was a beautiful smiling lady, I feel so sorry for your loss! I hope beautiful memories will keep her alive in your hearts.
Congratulations to your sister and to you, aunt Kate!

Kukka-75 said...

I´m very sorry about your Nan. She looks so positive and happy, and beautiful, too. I love older people. You can learn so much from them. Congratulations to Jane and her baby!

Thimbleanna said...

The bitter with the sweet. Your Nan is beautiful -- so sorry to hear of her passing.

Corrie said...

Oh I'm so sorry she looks so beautiful and I bet she had a warm heart to match.....

Corrie:)

Melissa said...

your nan was absolutely beautiful. what a gorgeous smile! i'm so sorry for your loss, kate.

JuicyFig said...

such is the cycle of life. My nan passed away right before my brother was born, many years ago.
and you are a very lucky woman, you have the most wonderful family there, all your girls look very happy and content!

Kath
x

Linda said...

so sorry Kate to hear of your Noma passing away, she looked like she was a gorgeous and happy lady.

congrats on being an auntie again !

Penny said...

I'm so sorry Kate, your Nan looks like she was (and will continue to be) such a treasure. What a beautiful woman!

Rosezilla said...

What a beautiful woman she is!