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Monday, January 13, 2014

Memories and Fresh Starts

          Happy belated New year to all my readers! 
     Yes, I know its been way too long since I blogged.

In December we traveled to England to visit my family for the holidays. It was a bittersweet visit, as although it was amazing to see my Dad, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews, it was a very sad time as my step mother was dying. She had been diagnosed with Alzheimers about 3 years ago, and when my Dad could no longer care for her, she was moved to a nursing home. At about that same time she was also diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

My step mom, Ann, married my father at the tender age of 28 years old after my mother passed away in a car accident. She took on 4 children under the age of 16. Quite a feat, considering that most 28 year olds today are still single and out enjoying the party life on weekends. Within the year , I also had a new baby sister, so now there were 5 of us! 

She was an amazing lady, very gentle, loving and reserved. She was active, intelligent and vibrant. 

                                 She passed away last week, she was only 67.

On the bright side we were able to see her several times in December, and  say our good byes.

On another note, I am busy planning my Spring line of jewellery. This seasons designs will be softer, more romantic and slightly spiritual. I hope to have some pictures available in the next few weeks.

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Lin said...

Aw, I'm sorry to hear that you lost your step-mom. She was so young! so sad. :( She sounded like an incredible lady to take on large family when she was so young. I can't imagine.

I look forward to seeing your next line of jewelry. You know how much I love your pieces!! Can't wait to see what else I can acquire.

Jane Perala said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Also doubly hard when she was so young - just a handful of years older than me. Makes one think about the fragility of our lives.
I'm looking forward to seeing your new creations.

Catherine said...

Your step-mom sounds like she was an amazing woman. I am so sorry for your loss. That is so good you were able to go visit her.

Sending you many hugs and good thoughts!
xo Catherine

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