Monday, January 5, 2015

CASology: Week 127: Light

With the joy of the holidays behind me, I find myself a bit sad... it happens to many of us, right?  Snow has fallen, brightening my world though... those dark days were not helping.

I lost someone very dear to me on New Year's Day.  My cousin Aileen brought such light to my life, for a very short time.  I only just found her three years ago while researching my family tree.  We bonded immediately during hours-long phone chats, and one memorable sleep-over.  I am so grateful for knowing her.

For CASology: Light, and to Aileen:

 
 
... be seeing you.

20 comments:

Judy1223 said...

Michele, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your cousin. It sounds like you were lights in each others' lives for the time you knew each other. What a blessing! Your card is a serene, comforting reminder that life is precious. There is a verse in a Christmas song that states, "Light and life to all, He brings, risen with healing in his wings..." your card brought that to mind. Thank you for sharing with us at CASology...keeping you in my thoughts and prayers today.

Lynn said...

Michele, I'm so sorry to hear about your dear Aileen. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your card in tribute to her is beautiful. xoxo

cm said...

Michele, my deepest condolences for the loss of your cousin, Aileen. I know what you are going through with my dad's recent passing, so my heart weeps for you and with you. I've received ever so many notes of support, compassion and warmth from the special people in this community, and though they may not take away the hurt or pain, they definitely buoy my spirits. I'm reaching out to let you know: you are not alone. Sending prayers and hugs your way, and a strong pair of shoulders for you to lean on for support. Contact me any time, any way should you want to, or need to. I am here. Take some solace in knowing that she is with you...surrounding you with her light. I believe, as I do with my dad, that another star appeared in the sky...Your card: beautiful, heart-touching, infused with love...
Hugs, my friend...many hugs...the kind that you can wrap yourself in...
~c

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

So sorry to hear this. How wonderful that you found each other and had some time to spend together. And it has resulted in a beautiful, clever, amazing card. Thinking of you!

Gillian R said...

So sorry to hear about your loss, and what a beautiful card you have created in her honour.

Deepti said...

So Sorry to hear about Aileen, I am sure she must be smiling seeing ur card, it is such a beauty.

Anita in France said...

You know already my sympathy and thoughts are with you, Michele ... I'm so sorry for your loss. How wonderful, though, that you shared so much in the time you had together ... and that both your lives were enriched as a result. Your card is a beautiful tribute to that and to Aileen. Sending you prayers, my friend. Anita :)

Happy Dance said...

My dear sweet friend...I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your cousin. This is never easy to go through, but please know that you're not alone. I am only a phone call away sweetling. This card honors her memory perfectly. Soft, sweet and subtle. Sending hugs your way, and prayers for you and your family. Bev

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Michelle, you card are always so wonderfully photographed! I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, so glad you had time to get to know Aileen.

~amy~ said...

((BIG hugs))

donna mikasa said...

Such a beautiful tribute to your cousin. I'm so sorry for your loss--I know you'll cherish her memory.

Kim Heggins said...

Michele...what a beautiful card and what better way to pay tribute to someone so special to you. So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs your way.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Lovely card... what a lovely way to express your feelings Michele.

Thanks for joining us, HUGS!

Michelle said...

A beautiful card and a beautiful tribute to your cousin, Aileen, Michele. I'm sorry for your loss. Big hug to you!

Kristie Goulet said...

So very sorry to hear about your cousin and what a beautiful tribute to her. So thankful for the memories you have. {HUGS}

Joyce said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending you hugs. Your card is a beautiful tribute to your cousin. I hope that it brought you some comfort.

Bobby said...

I'm so sorry for you loss, Michele. I'm sure Aileen meant a lot to you and it shows in the beautiful card you made to celebrate her life. Hugs and prayers are winging their way to you. (Aileen just happens to be my youngest granddaughter's middle name.)

Brenda said...

I am so, so sorry for your loss Michele, it is really hard losing a loved one and even harder when you haven't had much time with them. Your card is just beautiful and it shows the love you had for Aileen. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Big hugs, Brenda

Marybeth said...

Michele,words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss of Aileen. Sounds like the sun yesterday is just what you needed. The card you made is expressed beautifuly and simply stated. Hugs to you sweet friend.

Jacquie Southas said...

I am sorry for your lose, Michele. Your card is simple & elegant,