Friday, July 31, 2020

Pura Fe

Fortunately, I have written about her before, because, for now, I am not ready to say much more. My Abuela has gone to heaven. She was pura fe, pure faith. I want to add thoughts and impressions: I couldn't do her justice, because I'm too raw, too sad. I've been reading lovely tributes, and heartfelt accounts of her faith, her cooking, her ceaseless prayers, and I am so thankful for those recollections and reflections from the family... it's nice to see her from all those points of view, to be reminded how far and wide her love reached. There are seemingly countless good things to say about her, to cherish about her. She blessed us. What a gift she has been.

Up to now, I have had living Abuelas, Grandmothers... truly beautiful, loving, inspiring women. I am so thankful that I knew them and loved them, that Eunice, Nancy, and Antonia lived long, interesting, generous lives. That should be enough, or more than enough, but it's a terrible, sad thing to be in the world without them.


Janece said...

Natalie - I'm sad to hear the news. I've gained an inkling of understanding over the course of our friendship - at just how dear and treasured your Abuelas have been to you and in your heart. I'm so sorry for your loss. These photos are so tender and dear. I'm enjoying revisiting your linked blogposts sharing your thoughts, love and photos of her and your family.

Love and comfort to you and all those who love Antonia and will miss her physical presence dearly.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Natalie, I am so sorry. If I could, I would give you a big hug.

Cindy said...

Dear Natalie, thoughts of love and sympathy from me to you today . It is sad that you have lost your lovely grandmother. The pictures are sweet, and thank you for showing them.Thinking of all of you as you go on, remembering a beautiful gift in your life. Cindy

Anonymous said...

Natalie, I'm sorry to learn of your abuela's passage. She looks like a very loving person, but what is most striking, at least to me, is her intelligent, strong face. That is such a beautiful picture of you and her together. Sweet memories. Thank you again for coming to my birthday get-together when you must have been feeling very sad. Love to you all. Ruth