Saturday, January 12, 2013


MEMORIES

This turned out to be a very special blog hop for me.  
January is the birth month for my dad
 James R Hitch (1912-2000) 
and
 my mom's little sister,
 Norma June Christiansen Morris Maiers (1919-2001)

Using red beads was a must
 one for Dad and one for Aunt Norma.

They say that life happens while you're making plans.  
Well, so does death.

On December 12th, 2012 my cousin June was in a serious motor vehicle accident and critically injured.  Two days later, my uncle (my mom's little brother) and his younger daughter Norma  made the heart wrenching  decision to cease the life support.  June passed within a short time.  She was the first of the cousins (ages 74 to 51)to leave this world for a better place. 

June was 53 years old.  She was an amazing woman.  Tall (6'3" - that's not a typo), smart and caring - very much so as she was a nurse.  She had a great sense of humor (she'd tell you she was 5'15"), had a wonderful laugh and was as beautiful as her mother Beverly.  
Our family is great for nick names.  
June's was JuneB and JuneBug.
The next part of the bracelet involves Bees and LadyBugs.
She was born in the month of June so pearls were also needed.
While the magnets I used aren't pretty, they are incredibly strong and tiny,
 and not very noticeable.  
I will be sending this to my cousin Norma as a memory bracelet in honor of her sister
June Bliss Christiansen Wilson (1959-2012)
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
  

and the link to the rest of the memory and thanks blogs
http://www.prettythingsblog.com/2012/11/participants-for-memories-and-thanks.html

24 comments:

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

Thank you for sharing, that's lovely

Karin said...

Thank you for sharing the story - it is a gorgeous bracelet.

Sea of Dreams said...

Beautiful tribute and lovely bracelet

TesoriTrovati said...

I am so sorry for your loss. But what a fitting and beautiful way to honor the memory of your cousin June. Thank you for sharing! Enjoy the day! Erin

Lori Anderson said...

Oh wow. Heartbreaking, but heart-warming. Much love to you.

re-maker said...

Such a beautiful story.
Thanks for sharing.

Terri said...

A lovely bracelet now has been created to pay tribute to your loved ones. What a wonderful blog hop this is. I hope you are enjoying your day!
Hugs
Terri G.

Christine said...

Lovely tribute and bracelet to pass on to your cousin!

Shaiha said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss. The bracelet is a wonderful way to immortalize your cousin.

Becky Pancake said...

What a lovely bracelet. Thanx for sharing your story with us.

April Grinaway said...

Your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story with us.
Peace and Love

Dyanne said...

I love your bracelet! Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Kepi said...

Gorgeous bracelet, I love the little bees. Thank you for sharing.

Louann Elwell said...

Beautiful bracelet - love the bee charms so much! Thanks for sharing your beautiful memories.

Nikki Banham-Hall said...

Your bracelet is a lovely tribute. Thank you for sharing your story.

adlinah said...

Such a moving post. So much meaning in that bracelet you created - a beautiful tribute to your cousin's memory.

Sharon said...

So pretty, thanks for sharing your touching story.

The Jewelry Larder by Maybeline Tay said...

I love the bee charms! Thanks for sharing your story. The bracelet is a beautiful tribute to your cousin.

Andrea said...

Such a sweet piece and nice way to honor your cousin.

pinkchapeau said...

Very pretty....so sad about June. Thank you for sharing.

Mandi said...

Gorgeous bracelet!

Marlene Cupo said...

Having a hard time getting through this amazing blog hop, but will get there. So wonderful that yo are passing along the tribute piece you made. It is very fitting.

Lori Anderson said...

Beautiful.

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