August 17, 2011
We will most definitely miss my grandma, but are so happy that she is able to move on to the next life to be with her family, daughter and husband. We all wish we could have been there to see that joyous reunion because without a doubt I am sure it was quite a celebration.
My grandma recently turned 95 this past June. She was a talented poet and wrote me poems on special occasions. Even though I did not inherit her talent in this area, I attempted to write her a poem on her birthday.
To my dearest Grandma on her 95th birthday,
who has blessed my life in ways I can never repay.
I have so many memories from my childhood,
of feeling so loved as much as any granddaughter possibly could.
Forever will the memories of freshly made raspberry jam,
linger with me as well as your yummy jello and warm Christmas Eve ham.
As a child I was always enamored by your candy bowl,
where I was never able to practice much self-control.
Your fish pond, lemon tree, game cabinet and of course your laundry shoot,
will forever be engrained in my mind as being such a hoot!
But besides all the fun that I had,
it was the love that I felt from you that made me feel most glad.
Your service to others throughout your life,
has taught me how to be a better person, church member, mother and wife.
You have so many special qualities that I wish I had,
especially your love for adventure and quick wit, which I defiantly must add!
On your birthday today I wanted you to know,
that I am so thankful to have you in my life both now and all those years ago.
I hope as you celebrate your birthday this year,
much happiness, joy and fun will appear.
I love you Grandma and will miss you dearly.
(Grandma's photo shoot, My grandma is one hot lady, My grandmas blessed all those she met)