Sunday, January 25, 2009

Birthday Wishes to Heaven!

If roses grow in Heaven,
Lord, please pick a bunch for me.
Place them in my mother's arms
And tell her they're from me.

Tell her I love and miss her
And when she turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon her cheek
And hold her for a while.

Because remembering her is easy,
I do it every day.
But there's an ache within my heart
For I am missing her today.

Kendyl and Grandma Linda had such a cute relationship. They adored each other. She was the only grandchild until Jake came along. Kendyl's favorite memories of Grandma are the many sleepovers they would have, playing Hungry Hungry Hippos and painting pet rocks together.

Brooke, dad, me and Marnie.

Monday, January 19th was my mom's birthday so my family and I decided we were going to have a birthday party for her. We started off at her favorite burger place "Eat A Burger." WOW!! You've got to love those fries. I remember many times going to this same place when I was little with my mom and dad. The kids like the food but their favorite part was the old jukebox. I wonder how much money we spent at the jukebox keeping them entertained? After we were all done eating, we all headed to the cemetery. For a long time I couldn't go there but now I find it peaceful and a happy place to go. My kids even call it the park. It is even funner in the summer when the ducks are out and there is no snow and it is WARM. We started this tradition quite a while ago, where we write love notes and attach them to balloons and send them up to heaven. I love this tradition. The kids look forward to it every year. After watching the balloons until we couldn't see them any more, the kids ran around and played in the snow and we all shared our favorite memories of her. I am so grateful for this and am grateful for them sharing their stories so I can keep her memory with me and share it with our children. I am so grateful for my dad and sisters and their familes and I love spending time with them. I am so incredibly grateful for eternity and that someday I will be with her again forever. I love you MOM!!


Roger and Kelli Proctor said...

that is so sweet! I love that you guys have this tradition...what a sweet family

Dj, MeLisa & Kanyon said...

That's so sweet. I actaully got a little teary (no I'm not pregnant:) you guys are awesome!

mila said...

Thank you for that. I coppied it and faced booked it.
Mila ruby

mila said...

Thank you for that. I copied it and posted it on Facebook.