Wednesday, April 20, 2011

women





i am one of those people who has been given the gift of wonderful women in my life. each one crafting and sharing one of their gifts with me in a way that carves very deep valley's in my spirit. the kind of valley's that lead you to being a better person.

maxine's gift was unconditional love. i miss her the most in life and even after 4 years, i find myself pushing "grandma" on the speed dial on my cell phone. i guess we are all the same and come from the same place, as i know those of us who have lost a loved one, feel the same heart break and loss that cannot be described without experience.

as some of you know "brock street" was the name of the street my grandparents home was on and there is a tremendous amount of sentiment in the name and i really wanted to remember her today.

i just have to put some pictures of her up as i couldn't be more proud and want nothing more than to remember her and her kindness, simplicity and open heart. what a lovely lady.

11 comments:

red ticking said...

maxine is looking down on you... proud as can be...
this love is so awesome... xx

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello:
Old black and white photographs are so evocative of times past, and these are no exception.

Your grandmother sounds a remarkable woman and it is so nice that you are choosing to remember her in this way. The dead only really die when we cease to think and talk about them.

Laura said...

what a loving tribute! your grand mother has been such a loving influence on you and has helped to shape the wonderful person you are today....

brock street is such a loving and creative honor to her....

24 Corners said...

It's wonderful to see such happiness in old photos. You can really see Maxine's heart through that smile of hers...the love and joy just eminate from her...she truly left you a beautiful legacy, one that will stay with and surround *your* heart forever, there couldn't be a more perfect gift to leave your love ones than that.
Your blog with it's name and "kind and simple" content, along with posts like this, are such lovely and continual tributes to her!
xo J~

A Perfect Gray said...

lovely, the photos and the words. I always wondered about the title 'brock street'....glad to know it's origin. your wonderful description of the women in your life reminds me of truman capote's 'a christmas memory.' I hope I have that title right. I adore that story. do you know it? if not, I think you would like it.

donna

Luna said...

Michael, your words are so heartfelt and sweet. What a wonderful woman Maxine must have been. The relationship with a Grandma is such a special gift. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful tribute and I love the pictures! Much love, Sue

Ivy Lane said...

Blessings your way! I remember your posts of Maxine.. your photos are wonderful! I think she'll help my Dad get "there"!!!

You are a dearheart for sure and "she" is your angel!

brock street said...

thanks ladies and lance for your kind comments.
it was one of those nights when i was hit by a brick truck of memories and this seemed to be the place to document.
i am fortunate to have such gentle and loving memories.

A Country Farmhouse said...

Beautifully said. Wonderful sentiment.
Trina

mb said...

Thanks for sharing the tender words about your grandmother Maxine. We are fortunate when we love someone so much that they enter our passive thoughts years after they have gone.

have a wonderful weekend.
mb from Dallas

helen tilston said...

Beautiful post and a tribute to a fine woman. How fortunate you are to have been loved so much and to have the feeling be mutual.

A true blessing

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