Thursday, May 24, 2012

You Only Live Once




I usually try not to dive too deep into my personal life here on the blog but today is different. You see, my beloved grandmother, Maureen (posted about here) passed away this week and I'm having a hard time concentrating on anything but my family.  My posts have been and may continue to be a little sporadic over the next few days as I sort through my feelings and spend time with my loved ones so please bear with me...and remember, you only live once!

I doubt designer Emily Mughannam had a post like this in mind when she custom designed this neon light for the San Francisco Decorator's Showcase but as I reflect on my grandmother's life I honestly feel like this motto is shining in the back of my mind.  During my last visit to the hospital my grandmother introduced me to her nurse as her granddaughter the "designer"...in that moment I felt an extreme sense of pride -- it's a moment that I will always remember as try to live every day to the fullest and forge my career path and future.

You may be shocked to find out but Kerr is not my last name, it's my middle name and my grandmother's maiden name.  Growing up all I wanted was a "normal" middle name but over time I learned to love it. For blogging/business purposes, I've pretty much dropped my last name (Luber) all together so now, more than ever, I feel fortunate to have a part of Maureen with me every day.

(Images: Helynn Ospina for Emily Mughannam Design)

10 comments :

  1. Currently having a love affair with those neon shelves. I need to know how they were made please & thank you!

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  2. Love your post- so genuine.
    Keeping you in my thoughts,
    Becky
    http://thepumpkinspot.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love the neon light! It looks so chic :)

    xo Astrid
    www.everythinggold.be

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  4. Thank you for being transparent. It's a touching short story. I am sure your grandmother was so proud of you:)

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  5. What a lovely way to always keep your grandmother close--with your middle name. Hope you and your family find consolation in each other.

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  6. I'm so sorry about your grandmother. I didn't know that Kerr was your middle name. It's beautiful and like Ashley said, a great way to always keep your grandmother close! And I absolutely LOVE that neon sign. xoxo Elizabeth

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  7. So sorry to hear about your grandma's passing. Lovely touching post, will keep you in my thoughts.

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  8. Kristin you are sweet to post this! I appreciate you reaching out to me and I'm happy you love my sign & lighting {APPARATUS is the best!}. My thoughts are with you through this tough time.
    I'll share that the neon shelves per Cocktail Chic are custom neon acrylic shelves (not lit up- just glow that bright)! Contact me for more info.

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  9. I'm really sorry for your the lose of Maureen. Losing a grandmother is tough believe me. We should appropriate our life because life is short in retrospect. On a happier side note I love the hearts on the ceiling.

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