Thank goodness Lois wasn't actually poisoned!! This beautiful 94 year old woman had such incredible memories to share, a lot of which her family is just now learning! It brings us continued fulfillment to know that yet another life story has been captured and is now protected from fading away.
In 1931 and 1935, two people came into this world never knowing the impact they would make on their families life, the love they would find and the happiness they would bring to everything surrounding them.
Papa, you joined the Navy in 1947, committing your life there for 17 years. During this time you found your true love who forever changed your life. You both left all you knew overseas to give yourselves and your two daughters the best life you could here in Canada. And you did just that, perfectly.
You raised children and also helped raise some of us grandkids and always selflessly gave up your time to any of us that needed you. I always felt like the luckiest to have you both to look up to, I truly believe you both are the definition of love. Your marriage is something to be admired and your strength is unparalleled. Papa, you was diagnosed a few years back with cancer and it never broke either of you. You both fought, every single day..till you beat it. Twice. In your 80s, still having that strength is next to unheard of. I swear what kept you both going was always each other. So many stories I could share about your love and growing up with you that I will forever carry in my heart and with my family.
I have tattooed both of you, on each foot. Forever will walk together with every step I take through my life. Nana, your beautiful birth flowers are laid out around the hour glass of time where you have shared your life with your true love. Papa, your anchor, the symbol of strength and commitment to the navy where you met Nana and created the beautiful life you have shared. I'm so proud to carry you both in my heart and every step in life.
Thank you both for being the anchor in this family, loving all of us endlessly and always showing us what family means. ❤️
Just when Ryder thought things couldn't get any better. Well here comes Camryn Elise. She is going to turn his and our whole world upside down. Born last night at 2 something Am after 75 hrs labor. She is a perfect little princess 😍😍😍well let the fun, love, and games begin, can't wait! Only thing as good as children in your life, I think is going to be grandchildren 👍👍😍😍😍 let's go..Congress David and Kelli you are going to be fantastic parents. Oh and 7lb and 4oz. ✋️ #grandparents#granddaughter#newborn#yourchildrenskids
The gravestones of my grandparents, George and Marjorie, buried on the land they called home. They lived a long time, nearly two hundred years between them, and I'm so grateful to have known them for as long as I did. #grandparents#woods#home#trees#life#death
I miss this kid!! So much and I can not explain the grandparent ache 😖.. it’s a different Love than one has for their own child. I see my child in him and the level of love ❤️ escalates to a higher place. #grandma#love#grandson#danny#grandparents
Meet Lorraine and Moti! 🐶👵🏼 Lorraine and her dog Moti have been residents at a Baptistcare Retirement Village in Perth for the last year and a half ✨
“Moti is like a member of the family and finding a retirement village that allowed pets was extremely important to me. It’s great for dogs here. I can take Moti for a walk around to the local park. Two other residents also have dogs and one has a cat and they all get on well together,” says Lorraine 😃
This photo was taken 3 years ago on Thanksgiving. This Thanksgiving will be hard without you here, PawPaw. Today marks one week without this man. Saturday, I was humbled to write and deliver his eulogy. You can read it on the blog today. 💕
🌸🌿"God is within her, she will not fall."-Psalm 46:5💜 Who would have guessed that when I snapped this quick photo over 23 years ago that it would become a treasure, framed next to my bed?🌱These three daughters are my soul, my heart, my joy! ✨ As I lay my head on my pillow each evening and pray for each of them individually, I look at this little photo and think about the darling little girls that they once were and the astonishingly brilliant women that they've grown to be! 🙏 I truly have such complete faith in each one of them, the journeys they are on, and the purposeful lives that they are living.🌸 It is truly a complete act of faith for each of us, as mothers and fathers, to send our children out the door each day.💕 Whether it is to their first day of kindergarten, the first time they drive the family car alone with their brand new license, or the day we walk them down the aisle, the faith we have in them must be unwavering. 🌿✨And the only way we can do that, with peace in our hearts, is with the full knowledge that Jesus is within them.🙏 He will guide them and guard them and the fact that He loves them even more than we do… well, I will never be able to fully wrap my mind around that grace!✨🙏May God continue to bless my children, and my children's children.✨💜💙 #parenting#godsgrace#graceupongrace#godblessmychildren#parentingteens#parentingadultchildren#faithfilledparenting#raisingdaughters#raisingchristiankids#psalm46 :5 #psalm465#scripturesforparents#grandparents#grandparentsofinstagram#daughters#mercyandgrace#mimilove#forthechildrenco
My Nana's 80-something (I forget. She's like a walking artifact I can't keep track). She has Alzheimer's and sometimes she doesn't even remember me and she's super annoying sometimes 😡 ("makulit" - in English: "importunate" ...I literally just Googled it)
but I love her to bits nonetheless. 💖
She used to be a homemaker so she would make me cake out of scratch, sew my clothes, and sing me to sleep. There was an earthquake in Manila when I was little and since I sleep like a moron, I slept through the entire thing. She woke me up panicking and hugged me real tight. I wasn't really scared since I was oblivious to it, so I think the hug was more for her than me lols hahaha 🤣, but it was comforting nonetheless 🤗
She's gonna croak soon and I'm really gonna miss her...
The meme, which prompted me to share my little interpretation of what she is to me (scroll to see meme), made me laugh and feel sad at the same time 💔 'cause even now when I go visit my family, I rarely ask for anything, yet they still try to make me fat and give me money(->that one I always accept tho hehehe 😁)
Nobody wants to die, but we all end up in the same place, so embrace your life and embrace the people you love while you still can...also: while we should be mindful and take responsibility for stuff (because we live in an industrial world and we must learn to work together etc), don't always take life too seriously 'cause it's not like you're gonna come out of it alive anyway.
I repeat: if you have a roof over your head, clothes to wear, food to eat then you have SO MUCH more than millions all over the world can say for themselves...and before you can try to make others happy, you have to be happy yourself first. Happiness is a choice.
Never forget to be thankful for - and try to make the most out of - what you have. 🙏🏽
And remember: We are All Children, therefore, We are all Learning. #Humanity#WeAreAllMorons#toronto#love#meme#grandma#grandmother#grandparents#family#children#child#girl#toronto#the6ix#life#lifelessons#spirituality#happiness#filipina#mother#manila#canada#alzheimers#art#culture#tribalart#sacredgeometry#duende#abstractart#painting#death