It was a beautiful late September day in 2007. The sun was shining from a bright blue sky, turing the colour of the leaves golden. The smell of autumn and harvested grapes was already up in the air. You, me, my sister, Paul and my mum had just cycled to wineyard located in the beautiful countryside of my home town in Germany. It was one of these places I loved going to ever since my childhood. I took my camera with me to capture this lovley autum day which reflected all the earthy colours you so much liked.
September was your birthday month when took this photograph of you. One of my very first digital portrait pictures ever. It may just seem like a snapshot. But to me it is a glimpse of a moment in your life time. A moment of happiness, a moment of peace, a moment where you let me look into your soul. Time is standing still. A perfect moment. You.
I knew that one day the day would come where this moment would be the one for me to remember you as you were. Today the day has come. You have left this world and all autumn colours behind to move on into the light. Back into the light that has been within you all your life.
I could not be more grateful for you having known you. To learn from you, to keep some wonderful memories of you. You have always believed in what I do and encouraged me to go my way.
A beautiful growing new life inside me is the reason why we can not be there today and say good bye to you with the rest of my family. But I know you will always be close to us now wherever we are in this world. And we will carry the light for you in our hearts for as long as we shall live. May anyone who reads this post send you some light on your journey.
With loving memories to my grandmother - meine Oma Elli