Some People Feel the Rain

by torontogirlwest on January 8, 2012

101 Years Old Some People Feel the Rain

Today, at 7:30 in the morning my great-grandmother passed away.

She lived to the blessed age of 101 and saw more in her lifetime than you or I could ever imagine. Hers was a life well-lived; full of love, family, and laughter.

My great-grandmother leaves behind many who will miss her dearly. I for one will always remember how full of life she was.

In this life there are some people who feel the rain. And others that just get wet.  She was amongst those that felt the rain. Boy did she feel the rain!!

So today, in honour of my great-grandmother and because that’s the way we should live every day, go out and feel the rain!

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Kristen (inspiredbydooce) January 8, 2012 at 11:38 am

I’m sorry for you and your family’s loss and pain…it definitely sounds like she had a full life :)
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torontogirlwest January 8, 2012 at 11:47 am

She did indeed! :)

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Paula January 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm

My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved great-grandmother. What a life well lived and what a beautiful tribute to her. That photograph is so delicately beautiful.
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Kelly January 8, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about your great-grandmother. Although she did live a long and wonderful life, it is still hard to lose someone close to you and I’m sure you will miss her very much.
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Marianne January 8, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I am so sorry for your family’s loss. She sounds like a wonderful inspiration.

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Toronto Girl West January 8, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Thank-you for your condolences Marianne.
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Laura January 8, 2012 at 5:34 pm

So sorry for your loss…sounds like she had an amazing life and touched many.

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Toronto Girl West January 8, 2012 at 9:39 pm

She did indeed touch many and had such an impact that her funeral will be the first time my mom and her many siblings will be together in 38 years!!!
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Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty January 8, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Beautiful. Sorry for your loss Karen, but this is a beautiful tribute!
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Toronto Girl West January 8, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Thank-you on both accounts Jessica.
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Leah January 9, 2012 at 12:57 am

Sorry for your loss. Great-Grandmothers are wonderful! My great-grandmother passed away when I was 15. I still remember what a joy it was to visit her.
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Toronto Girl West January 9, 2012 at 8:12 am

How fantastic that all these years later you still have those wonderful memories!

And thank-you for your condolences.

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Renée @PinkyPie January 9, 2012 at 8:31 am

My condolences to you and your family. What an amazing life she must have had! And clearly filled with love from all of those around her. Strength to you. xx

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Toronto Girl West January 9, 2012 at 9:17 am

Thank you ever so much for your thoughts.
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Amber from Girl with the Red Hair January 9, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Thinking of you and your family friend. 101! wow! XO

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Toronto Girl West January 9, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Isn’t it epic!??!?! 101 is something else!!! The fact that she died from old age alone is virtually unheard of nowadays!

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Marianne January 9, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Sorry to hear about your great-grandmother. But at least you were lucky enough to know her and remember her. And how amazing is it that she lived to be 101?
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Toronto Girl West January 15, 2012 at 10:32 am

101 is incredible indeed!!!
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Samantha @ Bikini Birthday January 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I’m so sorry to hear about your loss.
That quote about feeling the rain, that’s beautiful.

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Toronto Girl West January 15, 2012 at 10:32 am

Thank-you so much Samantha!
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That Pink Girl January 11, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I know this is a very sad and difficult time and please know you are in my prayers. But I also LOVE that you are celebrating the gift that was her LIFE! *hugs*

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Toronto Girl West January 15, 2012 at 10:32 am

You’re ever so sweet. Thank-you so much – your prayers mean the world to us! :)
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Erin January 12, 2012 at 8:55 am

What a beautiful celebration of your GGs spirit. Powerful! What a gift in your life. xo Erin
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Toronto Girl West January 15, 2012 at 10:33 am

Gracias friend! :)
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Shirley P Cooper January 21, 2012 at 3:54 am

One of my grandmothers lived well over 100 too. Hard work, natural fresh foods, walking everywhere, playing with her dolls

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Toronto Girl West January 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Real food and exercise does seem to be the key! :)
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