Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Journey Home

At the same time we were making our way back home, my dear friend Sheryll was on her own journey with her beloved Oma who was called home by the Lord yesterday, August 9th.

Erna H. Gromek (December 5, 1921 - August 9, 2010)

I took this picture of Grandma, as she was known to many, in May when Sheryll had a high school graduation reception for her daughter.

My all-time favorite pictures of Grandma are the ones where she is holding little Percy, one of the kittens that we rescued in April. Those two had a very special bond.

Grandma touched the lives of many in her 89 years and was loved by all.

May she rest in peace. My love, thoughts and prayers go out to Sheryll and her entire family. Peace & blessings, Tammy

19 comments:

Susan said...

Oh, that was a sweet post, Tammy. Hope you are all home safe and sound after your very eventful vacation. Oma looks like a lovely lady. I'll bet she was Polish, right? Hopefully, she will be a good liason from the other side for all who knew her. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Much love to your friend and her family!

And I hope you had a safe trip home! ;)

Marilyn said...

What a touching post Tammy..... Prayers to all who are touched by this lady!
Love,
Marilyn

bunny said...

Bless all the Omas out here~

bunny

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your precious Oma, and I'm especially sorry that your schedule didn't permit you to see Sheryll at this special time in her life. I'm sure she would have loved to have seen you. Oma looked great at 89. I'll be sure to keep you, Sheryll and her family in my prayers.

Angela

Elaine said...

I was sorry to hear this but you had mentioned that it wouldn't be long and now she is resting peacefully.
Elaine

glor said...

Safe journey dear sweet girl. I miss you're not being here any longer, will have to wait for next year. Thank you so much for the treasures that were waiting for me last night when I arrived home. I posted them, I just love them. Prayers and blessings for Sheryll and her grandma. God grant them both peace. With love and hugs.

summersundays-jw said...

It worried me a little when I saw her picture & you had that she was born in 1949 because I was born in 1945 & I'm getting ready to celebrate my 65th. I'm a G'mother too & hope mine will always love me as much as she has been loved. Know you must be glad to be home. Jan

Diane said...

Such a beautiful post, Tammy. Peace and love to them and to you on the loss of Oma. Diane

Sheila Rumney said...

Hope you all made it home safely. What a wonderful dear post for a lovely lady. To all the Grandmas that touch our lives...

Mary said...

I remember and love that picture of Grandma with little, darling Percy. So precious, the soft, old hands tenderly touching the kitten (just like she did when she was a young girl perhaps). I know Grandma is happy and young again - feeling no constraints of age or time. Bless Sheryl and her family~
Did all the kittens get homes? and welcome home!

LuLu Kellogg said...

What a lovely posting Tammy.

I hope you all arrive home safely.

Love,
LuLu♥

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

What a pretty lady! Sorry about your loss...

My Sweet Rose. said...

So sorry to here about Oma. It's so sad to lose someone special.
Have a safe journey home.
Very best wishes,
Angela.

GWENDOLYN said...

Welcome home. She was 89? That is Fran's age. A long life.
love,Gwen

Anonymous said...

I am sure that Grandma had a long, full life full of adventures, lessons and love. I have heard so much about her from you, and I know that she will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Sheryl right now.

What a lovely picture of Grandma with the kitten. I have a feeling that is how you will remember her.

Renee

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear that. Pls pass Sheryll my condolences, I had met her Oma when i was in Kuwait with you. I love the photo with the kitten so much. I love your posting too.

Love
Maria

Tammy said...

This is such a sweet post, Tammy. I am sorry for the loss of Oma. It looks like her and the kitten enjoyed one another immensely.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting pix and the news of Oma's passing, Tammy. I know you had a soft spot in your spirit for her the first time you met. Her funeral was beautiful and befitting of a woman who has given so much to others over the span of nearly 90 years. She loved all 7 of the orphaned kittens, as well as her own calico rescue of 6 years ago (Muffins). My home is empty now but my heart overflows with love, gratitude, and peace at each remembrance of the woman who helped to shape the one that I am today. With love, Sheryll PS: Oma's birth date was January 9th, 1921. ;-)

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