althought yesterday started out perfect, with a trip to a place beyond beautiful, it ended in a truly sad note.
my mom phoned and told me my grandmother had a stroke. 
she failed to show up at my aunts house for lunch, who promtly went to her house to check on her and found her laying on the ground, paralised.
she's still in the hospital, and although partially paralised, she still remebers everyone is and is able to talk. 
i cried mysef to sleep yesterday, but today i was able to talk to her in the phone and that made me feel a little better. 
she's almost 90 and is a strong, witty, little woman. i just hope i can enjoy her company for a little longer...
 i really love my grandma!


  1. My dear Joanna, I'm very sorry to hear of your grandmother. I wish her a speedy recovery, that she may soon be home with you. And that you can spend much much time with her.

  2. so sorry to hear! hope she will recover soon... lovely photo of the both of you!

  3. I am so sorry, Joana.
    Grandparents are among the most important people in our lives...
    I know how you are feeling right now...
    I am glad that your grandma is a truly strong woman and that she's feeling better now.
    and yes, that photograph of you two is beautiful, you should really treasure it!

  4. thank you for your kind words!
    hopefully she will get better :)

  5. Joana!
    I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I'll keep her, you and your family in my thoughts and prayers tonight.

  6. Hope your grandmother gets well soon. I understand that you must be devastated, I myself am extremely close with my grandmother as well and don't know what I would do with myself should something happen to her.
    Love your blog with really luscious photography.
    Best /V

  7. i am so sorry to hear it joana
    i send good wishes to you and her both

  8. i am sorry to hear it ! hope she will recover soon !
    It's a lovely picture of you both.

  9. the picture is affecting. I am sorry to hear this and hope she will recover soon, but I think "strong, witty, little woman" will always detect her strength, I really believe.

  10. :) thank you so much for the thoughtful messages!
    she's still in the hospital, but doing better none the less :)

  11. it's good that she's doing better. i send all the strength for her and you. it's the most beautiful thing in the world when there are strong and loving bonds within family. i'm happy that you have had her in your life and still have.