Friday, July 16, 2010

RIP Genevieve Gesin

Genevieve Gesin with a 3-month-old Sprout
(photo taken in 2007)

Gentle tatters, some sad news today.

My grandmother's fragile health has been failing for the past few weeks. This great, elegant lady died five minutes before midnight last night. She was 101. (Her 102 birthday was coming up - August 20, 2010.)

There is no doubt in my mind that she will be greeted by throngs of family and friends who have gone before her. Once she has reunited with them, the tatting angels will gather to welcome her home.

You can read more about her in my tatting ancestry.

Here is a photo of the three of us together.

Genevieve, Is'Dihara and Sprout
(photo taken in 2007)

Goodness, look at those glasses, I am glad I don't wear those anymore.  ツ

Gran was the one who taught me to tat. She out-lived every member of her immediate family. Hers was a life well and fully lived, and she was ready to go.

So while my heart is heavy today, I take heart in the many fond memories I have of her. And I proudly carry the lace legacy into the future.

Funeral arrangements are being made for Monday, so I will be out of town for Tatting Tea Tuesday on July 20th. I beg your indulgence as my parent's home does not have Internet access.

In lieu of condolences, it would make my heart glad if you spend a few moments tatting and celebrating the tatters in your life whoever or where ever they may be.

Rest peacefully and tat with the angels, my beloved mentor, elder and friend. You will be sorely missed.

19 comments:

linb54 said...

my condolences to you and your family. also sending a little tatting love! take care!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

As I tat today, I will think of you and your grandmother. Hugs, Diane

shannon_in_love said...

i'm so sorry for your loss. losing someone is NEVER easy.

Suztats said...

I am so sorry for your loss. May wonderful memories sustain you.

BSOTF said...

I'm sorry to hear that your family has lost your grandmother. I'm sorry to hear that the tatting world has lost a member also. She's not suffering. She's not in pain anymore. Now she's your guardain angel looking down on you smiling. She's still living in you & your tatting. For she taught you & you will make her laugh when you have a tangle in your thread, smile proudly over your work turning out just right too. Your family is in my prayers.

Eliz (tatknot) said...

Thinking of you and your family.

TypsTatting said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you!

Fox said...

As I tat away today, I am celebrating your Gran's life and thinking of you.
Fox ♥

Isdihara said...

Thank you ALL, dear tatting friends, for the heartfelt wishes and mini-tatting celebrations. You are a bright light in a storm-swept sea.

Josie said...

my condolences to you and your family.

H J Hess said...

Thinking of the wonderful legacy your Gran left you and how fortunate you are to have had her in your life. Always remember the wonderful memories of your time with her. May she rest in peace.

sewmuchfun4 said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Isdihara. I'll be thinking of you and her as I tat tonight.
Ann

Leanna said...

What a beautiful Lady. Surely those wonderful tatting times will comfort you in your loss. My heart and prayers are with you...

Maureen said...

My grandmother was terribly important to me,so I understand your greif at losing your beloved Gran. I will certainly be thinking of you, from all the way in Brisbane. How wonderful, though, that she lived long enough for your baby to perhaps have some memories of her.

csipkelelkű said...

My condolences to you and your family.
She was surely a special, elegant lady, it's obvious to me seeing the photos.

tattrldy said...

What a wonderful legacy she has left, someone to carry on with tatting and the joy of sharing it with others. May God be with you and your family now and always. I tatted a few butterflies in her memory.

Sally Kerson said...

Know how you are feeling at the moment, such a lovely woman, but oh what treasured memories you must have of your grandmother.

Tatskool said...

What a lovely name she had. She sounds wonderful. hang on to those happy memories and keep that safe in your heart.
She will be tatting with my mum who would have been 102 on July 17th.
What a lovely thought.Mum would be so please to greet another tatter.What events they will have to talk about. To have lived through the last 100 years must be amazing, so many changes...but tatting was still tatting.

Ridgewoman said...

As a Grandmother, I hope that my grands remember me as lovingly as you obviously will always remember your grandmother. Bless her heart.

My heart goes out to you dear friend, May God's love wrap you in the warmth of His love. And I promise to tat something especially in remembrance of your wonderful grandmother.

my love and friendship, Beverly