Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Cherish Forever - RIP Pa

So back on 7 October 2013 I wrote about some issues in real life which had kept me quiet on the blogging front. My grandpa passed away on Tuesday 24 September 2013. He was first diagnosed with prostate cancer back in 2003, treatment was successful and life moved on. However, in 2008 tests showed the cancer had returned and over time, despite multiple treatments, the cancer spread to other parts of his body. In late 2012 it was deemed terminal and it was just a waiting game since then. Towards the end he was in a lot of pain almost constantly so whilst his passing is gut-wrenching there is also a sense of relief.

 

These photos are two of my favourites from my wedding in 2011. I had held on to them for a special layout and decided they would be perfect for a tribute page. There is no journalling because the pain is still too raw to put into word but I might add some later.


I used the Scrapfriends sketch for October as the inspiration for this layout. The sketch was so fantastic and full of details that I kept to it almost exactly other than to rotate it to the right and remove one of the photos.



Frosted Designs have a fortnightly challenge of kraft, flair and chipboard at the moment, so I'm also entering this LO into their competition.

8 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful tribute! The photos speak volumes.Lovely layout and interpretation of the sketch. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Friends and using this sketch for your inspiration of such a special memory.

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  2. Oh, that is so sad for you - but this is a lovely page, & they are WONDERFUL photos....you've done a gorgeous job of the sketch. Sometimes is nice to just 'go with it', I reckon! And I hope that in time you will add some journaling - your Grandpa was obviously very special to you:):)

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  3. Such a beautiful page you have created with your Grandfathers photos. So sad....glad you got to spend the time with him that you did. Take care.

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  4. So sorry for your loss!! What a special way to memorialize your Grandfather! I am sure you did a little healing as you put this together! I just love the chevron kraft paper and the splash of purple and green. Thank you for sharing such a meaningful layout with us at Frosted Designs!

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  5. What a gorgeous layout to document those wonderful pictures of your handsome grandfather. I love all the details in your layout. Thanks for sharing this with us at Frosted Designs.

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  6. What a lovely memorial to your grandfather, may he rest in peace now. thank you playing along with us over at Frosted Designs Kraft, Flair & Chipboard challenge ♥ waving hi from the hills of North Carolina

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  7. I really love your layout! Thanks so much for playing along at Frosted designs for our challenge this week!!

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