Thursday, August 20, 2009

Old Photos and Memories...


Every once in a while, I pull out my old photo album. It has all my baby and school photos in it. I also have some old black and white photos that my brother-in-law took in the early seventies. This is one of them. It is my nephew, Michael. He died a few years back at the age of 35. He had two wonderful children and a wonderful wife at the time. They had just moved to Tennessee to be near my sister and to start a new job. One day driving home from work, he just drove off the road and was in a tragic accident that took his life.

I'll always remember Michael and how family was so important to him. There are many times I still think of him, and my heart aches at the loss. It is those times I sit and have a little talk to him. I know he can't talk back, but I know he's listening.

Anyway, here is a lo that I did with one of those very special pictures of our Michael.

13 comments:

queen-of-nostalgia said...

That is so sad :( But it looks like you have beautiful memories of him, and what a beautiful tribute this layout is ;)

laterg8r said...

i second what the queen said. glad you had pictures of him.

cheryln said...

perfectly wonderful...what a treasure for his family.

Simona said...

Sorry for your loss.
You did a gorgeous elegant page with that beautiful pic!

Angelica said...

A beautiful tribute!!!!

Lucy Edson said...

What an incredibly beautiful layout, Susan!! It is a wonderful tribute to your nephew. Love the colors and the masking is stunning!!

Anonymous said...

This layout is SO gorgeous! Love the butterfly and of course, the picture is precious!

Hey ~ I miss you! I feel like I need to send you a facebook poke or something. LOL

Hugs!
Michelle @ AMM

Debbie said...

Hi Susan! Sorry for your loss. Amanda Probst has a new blog - Good Grief. They have so many great challenges for grief and loss it's fantastic! Your layout is and awesome tribute.

ellen s. said...

what a beautiful, lo. i am sorry for your family's loss...those tragedies are jsut so hard to understand

dstandard said...

Gorgeous page Susan! So sorry for your loss

Dolores said...

this is absolutely beautiful

Wendy Kwok said...

This is beautiful Tribute! And this LO is just breath taking. I love the blues.. the misting.. the flowers...everything is just perfect. And I want to thank you for coming over to my blog and saying those amazing words. It made my day(s)!!! really thankful for you.

Kiwi The Kreator said...

beautiful tribute to your nephew!!!