Treasuring the Memory of my Grandma

Seems like just yesterday I was writing up a post about my grandpa and how much I missed him.  Now it's sad that just over a month later I'm doing the same thing for my grandma...

Losing family is hard.  With Grandpa Veldink it hit me instantly.  The emotions rolled over me for days and I felt a part of me gone.  I'm not sure if it was just because I had mourned so much for both of them when grandpa died that my reaction was delayed or something, but it took a few days for the loss of Grandma Veldink to really sink in.  My grandparents...both gone...

I've sat here reflecting over the memories of Grandma and Grandpa Veldink the last few days.  They always made me feel like family.  Being adopted, sometimes there is a separation that may not be known, but is always there.  I never felt that way with them.  When we were together, we were family and that was the most important thing.
Grandma was an incredibly strong person.  She never complained about anything and always put other peoples needs before her own.  She loved to crochet and put that talent to good use making hats, mittens, and scarves for orphanages that were sponsored through her church.  That woman had talent!  It never ceased to amaze me the things she could make, and I'm thankful that I have a few of her masterpieces in my own collection to proudly display.

My memories of her will live on forever.  I know right now she is with grandpa again and they are both at piece together. 
I found this sentiment in my folder and thought it was perfect to go with this card I made to honor grandma.  It's from A Piece of Heart and reads "When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure."  And that is so true. 

I will forever treasure the memories I have of my grandma, and my grandpa.  Live off of the life morals and deep devotion they taught me.  Smile when I think of grandma's funny little sayings and how she always yelled at grandpa to fix his hearing aid.

Great memories of a wonderful person...a person that I am deeply going to miss...

I'd like to share this story at the following challenges:
    Crafty Catz #188-Anything Goes
    Creative Inspirations #220-Anything Goes with Option of Ribbon
    Deconstructed Sketch #106
    Sentimental Sunday #160-For the Girls
    Simon Says-Anything Goes
    Word Art Wednesday #86-Anything Goes

The heart border is from Tiddly Inks.  I trimmed around it and then added a piece of lace that I pulled from my grandma's sewing cabinet to the top border.  The hearts have been brushed with some MicroPearl Pearl Ex so they shimmer.
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  1. Gorgeous card!! Such a beautiful design! Love the b&w! So elegant!! Love the sentiment too!!

    Your touching story brought a tear to my eye! I miss my Grandparents too!! God bless you, them and your entire family!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  2. oooh beautiful the mono effect, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  3. Beautiful, Emily! And I especially like the meaning in the words here. Black and white is always such a classy combo, and your fussy-cut, shimmery hearts are lovely! :) I wish I had been able to spend more time with my grandparents when I was growing up and could have known them better.

  4. My sincere condolences, Emily. You made stunning card to honor your grandma. The sentiment is really lovely on it.

  5. a beautiful card in remembrance, thanks for joining us at crafty catz

  6. Precious photo and a super lovely card. Thanks so much for sharing this with us this week. May God bless your week with His goodness and love.
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. Fabulous black and white combo. Those hearts worked really well with you design. I love it! Thanks for blessing us with your wonderful artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs and blessings!

    JO ANN

  8. Gorgeous card, striking design, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations, hugs, Sarah x