Saturday, December 6, 2008

gifts from god





this post is dedicated to my grandmother, a native long islander for ninety two years, may she rest in peace. pictured here is a christening gown my grandma made for my baptismal. only in this photo you see my son wearing it for his baptismal. grandma also knitted the blanket my son was laying on. there is more history regarding this christening gown than family tradition though. my grandfather worked for grumman. founded in 1929, grumman's was the largest single corporate employer in long island during the cold war. in the early sixties when my grandfather worked there, my grandmother entered this christening gown in a competition sponsored by grumman and she won first place. I was always so proud of her for that.
today we are laying my grandmother to rest. please god bless her and everyone else who is mourning a loss.
R. I. P. Grandma, we love you.

13 comments:

luvmyboys said...

Lily,

I am so sorry for your loss. Grandma sounds like an incredible who led a fulfilling life. What a beautiful gown she created and how blessed the world was to have her here.

bobbie said...

I too, am very sorry for your loss, Lily. Your Grandmother sounds like a warm, wonderful person, and I know that she will be miss by her family and friends. But your memories of her will stay with you forever. Memories are what make us happy.

lisak said...

Amen sis. Great picture and what a treat to learn more about Gma Navesky

Islipian said...

Lily,

my thoughts are with you at this sad time...what a lovely memory and photo you have shared with us...

Ian France said...

That's so sweet, God bless her.

Kitty said...

oh dear. I'm so sorry to you, Lily and your family for your loss.

Grandparents are wonderful, and the loss is no less felt when our loved one is older.

Your photo is lovely.

Pietro said...

I am very sorry for your loss, Lily. God bless her.

Carla said...

What a beautiful photo, heirlooms are so important and your son is magnificent. Carla

Linda - SE PA said...

My heart reaches out to you and your family at this time. I am so sorry for your loss.

Your post was poignant and moving... I had a sense of a story within a story within a story.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I just read everyone's comments & I feel so blessed that I have made wonderful friends like you all. Each of you have left kind words here that are very comforting. Thank you.

Paz said...

A wonderful-sounding family you have. I love that christening gown.

May your grandmother rest in peace.

I pray for peace of heart and peace of mind for you and your family with this loss.

Big hug,
Paz

Ken Mac said...

sweet!

Lydia said...

Beautiful, Lily. She sounds like someone deserving of the pride you had in her. She was an artist and passed that down to you.
My sympathy during the holidays...