Saturday, January 30, 2010

Remembering Grandma

This is my beloved grandma, with Ryan at his first birthday, with me at my first birthday, and with Jared at his first month celebration. She passed away last Tuesday at the age of 103. We miss her terribly. Knowing she is with the Lord is our great comfort. As Jared prayed, thank you God for sending ''ah zhor'' (great grandma) to Heaven.
Grandma led an amazing life, coming to Singapore from China at age of 17, she had an education which was very rare for girls in China then, got married, had a big family, survived the war, ran a business, was always active, had no illness and had never been in hospital, and even in her mid nineties, travelled to China every year! A fall two years ago weakened her, yet to the last day she was well, eating well and quietly went in her sleep. Thank you God for that.
She was in her sixties when I was born, and my memories of her are of her simply being there for us, always encouraging, always quiet and gentle, always with a smile.
I plan to get more photos of her earlier days and make more layouts about her, but making this first one today was very good....
This template is now available as a set in the store HERE
This week this verse has been my encouragement, like to share it and bless you too:
Psalm 84:11
For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
The LORD gives grace and glory;
No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
Amen!

40 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing that verse... I need that.
    You have a lovely Grandma... and reading your story made me remember my grandma, which did not even have the chance to see her grand-grandchildren. I missed her terribly.

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  2. As always, Yin, beautiful layout and such wonderful sentiment. Thank you for sharing your grandmother with us.

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  3. Sorry to hear that your grandma has died. It is such a great comfort for you to know she is with the Lord. I don't know how people can cope with death otherwise. What a nice page to remember her with :)

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  4. I'm so sorry to hear of your Grandmother's passing. She sounds like an amazing woman. Your tribute page is beautiful, thanks so much for sharing.

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  5. What a blessing that your children were able to know their great-grandmother. AND..what an inspirational life! Thank you for sharing the pictures with us...and what a blessing to know that she is with Jesus. Praying for you and your family! Hugs.

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  6. Condolences to you and your family on the passing of your grandma. Beautiful remembrance page.

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  7. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the CraftCrave DigiFree search engine today (look for timestamp: [30 Jan 02:00pm GMT]).

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  8. yin-sorry to hear of the loss of your grandmother. I am glad to hear you have so many nice memories and pictures! Hopefully they will bring you some happiness.

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  9. my thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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  10. Wishes for God's comfort for you, thank U for sharing your template.

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  11. What a wonderful tribute to your grandmother - she sounds like a fascinating lady. I am sorry for your loss and thankful for the assurance that we have to be able to meet up with our loved ones again in heaven.

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  12. So sorry about your Grandma. Your Layout is so beautiful and pure.

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  13. What an amazing gift to have lived such a long wonderful life. Thank you for sharing your layout of your grandma with us.

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  14. Sorry to hear of your loss. It sounds as though your Grandma had a full life and was much loved.

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  15. I am so sorry for your loss, but thankful that we have the hope of seeing her again. I am glad your children have known and loved her and that y'all have wonderful memories.

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  16. your grandma sounds like she had an amazing. life. so glad you go to know and love her. thanks for the gift!

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  17. So sorry about your beloved Grandma. What a beautiful page you did to remember her. Hugs!
    Jenna in Canada

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  18. Thanks for the template and the encouragement!

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  19. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. May God be with you 'till you meet again. My fondest and first childhood memories are of my Grandmother. She is and always has been my best friend.

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  20. My deepest sympathies on your loss. May your many happy memories bring you comfort. Julie

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  21. I am very sorry for your families great loss but what an amazing gift to have had so many rich years with someone who has seen such change. The stories and memories must have been rich with life experiences. Celebrste her life well lived.

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  22. What a sweet post. I lost my Grandma a year ago. It was so much harder than I thought it would be. Your grandma looks like such a sweet heart. Thank you also for sharing those verses. I needed that today.

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  23. What a beautiful page to remember your grandma.

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  24. So sorry to hear about your grandma. She will always be with you within your pages and thoughts. God bless! Thanks for your template.

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  25. What a beautiful tribute to your grandmother. It sounds like she was a wonderful woman. The story of her passing is just amazing. I'm so sorry for your loss, but joyful that she is with the Lord.

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  27. Sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by your memories with her. I miss my grandfather so much. I consider the time I had to get to know him a great blessing in my life.

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  28. Thank you for the great QP! It's elegant and lovely! And I enjoyed your Scripture reference! :)

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  29. So sorry for your loss, Yin! Scrapping my Dad's life that first year after he passed away helped me so much. I'm glad you have wonderful memories of her and can look forward to seeing her again!
    Thanks for the template.

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  30. I love that you are able to use scrapping to help you through a very difficult time. Sorry to hear about her passing, and thank you so much for sharing your layout, and your template with us. {hugs}

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  31. thanks for the template, loved reading about your Grandma look forward to seeing more layouts

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  32. Thank you for sharing your story of your grandma. I am sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing the verses that are helping you in this time. May God comfort you and your family.

    Thanks for the lovely template.

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  33. What a beautiful and touching story. You are so blessed to have had her in your life for so long. I only knew 1 of my grandmothers and she passed away when I was just 6 so very little memory. Thank you for the lovely template, I will think of you & your grandma as I use it. God bless.

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  34. I am so sorry for the passing of your beloved grandma.
    Thanks for sharing the wonderful story of your grandma and your layout.
    Thanks for sharing your template too.
    God bless you !

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  35. My sincere condolences to you and your family, Yin. *hugs*

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  36. My sincere condolences to you. Your LO with your Grandma is great

    And I just wanna also say Thanks so much for your Templates. I download just a lot from them. But I do not wanna spam your blog so I say only on this Place thanks a lot!

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  37. I am so so sorry for your loss. Many hugs. Your lo is a beautiful memory page of her. She sounds like she was a awesome lady.
    Many hugs thanks so much for the template.

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  38. Thanks so much I somehow missed this one.

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  39. I'm so sorry for your loss. Your grandmother was blessed with a long life.

    Thank you for the template!

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