Sunday, January 18, 2009

new beginnings, new ends. let's not forget the past.


this year started with the passing of my grandmother. we were close, she was there for my entire life, i even shared a room with her at one point. i learned a lot from her. all the little old lady quirks, life lessons and i deeply enjoyed listening to the stories of her past (in taishan dialect which few understand). she defiantly contributed enormously to who i am today and i am so very thankful that i could spent these 20+ years with her. i still don't know what this means for me because i have always had her there for me, to confine in, to rely on, and this is the first great loss in my life. however, i know that she is in a better place now and even in her last days she was faithful and hopeful for our future. she even told us no to worry, and that she was ready. i don't understand how this could be, how do you know? her life story was full of challenges that i could never even fathom (ex. facing a tiger in the rice field with her two babies present, giving birth by herself!) and yet she faced them all, passed them and was able to press on. i love her and when i think of her i smile because even through her tough life she took those times in mind and still lived a happy present full of laughter. its something i can draw upon. to the people who have been there for my family. thank you, and may god bless you.

10 comments:

Dominique Fung said...

yay posts from martha! love to see all your work :)

keep it up!

Ashley Ross said...

love the collage-y pictures!

can't wait to see more of your sexy art shiz jizz.

Ruth said...

Oh geez, I'm crying again. I love this collage. Your grandmother was a wonderful woman. I will never forget "JuJu" :) lovelovelove

Lettie Lo said...

she seems very interesting.
did she wrote that passage?

a* said...

sorry for your loss, martha. but i do like the collage-

Martha said...

thanks guys <3 <3 <3


letlo> ya she copied the whole bible in 2 yrs! and this was one of her favourite passages.. but i can't read the chinese lol

annie> i like your update! but i can't comment on your page >.>

jurffy said...

stay strong martha, hopefully us sheridan friends can help make your life happier.

rikit said...

your grandma sounded like an awesome person... i like the collage you made for her, it has a really soft, but sweet feeling <3

marcus said...

great job on that collage!~

Rachelle Letain said...

so obviously this post is entirely boss.

i love it. haha.