Merry Christmas to those who celebrate today. Christmas means something different to me this year. My yiayia (grandma) passed away on Friday, so I’m feeling sad and empty. These photos were taken a few weeks ago and was debating posting today, but my yiayia would want me to be happy and not cry. I know she is resting now, but losing a loved one is really hard. I miss her dearly. She was my closest grandparent and whom I felt the most connected to. I’m am lucky that I had her in my life all these years even though she lived in Greece. She was my roommate almost every summer and I was fortunate enough to see her this past summer. She will forever be in my heart.
I hope you are able to spend quality time with your loved ones today and every day. Tell them how much they mean to you and just love one another.
Photography: Samantha Kramer