Monday, April 25, 2011

Helen's Grace

My mother, Helen, passed away in December 2008.  When I was a teenager we had something of a difficult relationship, but I hear that that’s not unusual. 

Over the years, as I grew older and less hormonal and she grew older and more mellow, we managed to forge a strong and loving relationship.  One of the things I admired most about my mother was her ability to face adversity with grace and dignity. 

The life she lived was not an easy one, but she always made the people around her feel loved. 
Helen’s Grace is my memorial to her.  To the values, love of beauty, and joy of people that she taught me. 

I love you Maman,

P.S. The shawl is worked in KnitPicks Aloft in Fairy Tale.  It's a lovely, soft yarn that's equivalent to Kid Silk Haze in feel, but tremendously better in price.

1 comment:

OfTroy said...

how blessed you are that you were able to mend your relationship--and what a lovely memorial.