For Nan.

As I sit in the hospital and listen to my Nan's breathing weakening. My Nan is a tough cookie and has always been a strong beacon in our family. 

 Matt kissing his mom on her birthday.

Matt kissing his mom on her birthday.

I think about the times my Nan inspired me, she always had stories of Newfoundland, one of the greatest sources or inspiration is her memory. My Nan's memory was the greatest thing, she could remember a story at the drop of a hat! From her brothers causing trouble to my own mom and uncle's causing trouble. 

 Nan's sewing room with cork board.

Nan's sewing room with cork board.

 Nan's cork board of memories and trinkets

Nan's cork board of memories and trinkets

She has been a beacon in our family, keep us to together keeping us strong. In this time it's hard to see her like this, but she would be here for any one of us if we where in the position that she's in now. 

Shes always been a fan of my photography. I was able to find some peace during this difficult time through photography. These images I'm sharing are personal but still something I wanted to share but not through Instagram.

 Sister, Wife, Mother, Grandmother.

Sister, Wife, Mother, Grandmother.

 Pete, Gord, Lena, Larry.

Pete, Gord, Lena, Larry.

 Mom and Nan

Mom and Nan

 DNR

DNR

 Food she can no longer eat.

Food she can no longer eat.

 Her Belief, may it guid her to peace.

Her Belief, may it guid her to peace.

my Nan gave me something that will live with me for the rest of my life. She gave me Newfoundland, her home she told stories and described a land of beauty and wonder. Her description of the "rock' was all that was needed to fill my curiosity. In 2008 I made my first trip there and it touched my soul like nothing else had. That island awoke something inside of me. I went in 2011, 2014, 2016 and I think I'll go back this year.

 Cape Spear, September 2016.

Cape Spear, September 2016.

I'd like to go back and visit my best friend Marc and his wife Jill who have been the main reasons why I go back. Another reason is to visit family and connect and share stories of Nan. I'd like to try and remember her in a place that she came from to connect with her spiritually. 

I'm going to miss her so much, but her memory won't fade, it will live on in her husband in her children and her grandchildren. Nan you are special your are appreciated and most of all you are loved.