Well I turned my Lilian sketch into a remembrance page for my grandmother.
I had done a digital remembrance for my mom's mom back in March when Grandma McHugh passed.
I felt it only right to do one for my dad's mom since I hadn't had a chance to do one and she passed back in Jan of 2009.
She never liked the word "grandma," said it made her feel old...for as long as I can remember our family called her Mama Lily.
A petite, but oh so strong woman that I loved visiting in Haiti. The funny thing about Haiti is every time I go back, the scents that hit me as I leave the plane, every single time my spirit feels like I'm at home.
And every single time we depart, it never fails, I don't want to leave.
Haitians are such a beautiful people and I loved observing the cultural differences in the years I had with visiting Mama Lily. I especially loved visiting with my grandma. She gave us the biggest bear hugs she could and was always so interested in our lives and what we'd been up to. I loved listening to her chatting away, even if it was in a language I never understood. Thankfully she knew a bit of English so we were able to communicate, but when she got kiddy she switched back to Creole and I would watch her face light up with laughter.
I miss Mama Lily, and even with the year that she's already been gone, she's always in my thoughts.