Thursday, February 26, 2009

I miss you...

On February 18, 2009, my wonderful grandma died. She was 85 years old and the mother of seven children, the grandmother to thirteen, and great grandmother to five.
Before his death in 1995, my grandma and grandpa celebrated 51 years of marriage. He retired as a captain in the Coast Guard and my grandma was the force that held her family together through many moves and duty station changes.
I love you, Grandma and Grandpa, and I miss both of you so very very much. I am glad you are together again now, but I miss you so very very much. Grandma, I can't even bear to imagine celebrating our birthday without you--we have been birthday twins my entire life. Leaving you at the cemetery was one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. I love you and always will love you.

8 comments:

jenjen said...

Oh - I'm so sorry to hear about your grandma!

((hugs))
Jen

That Girl said...

Im sorry! :(

The Bertone's said...

I'm so sorry.
((HUGS))

Shannon said...

What a great tribute with wonderful pictures. I'm so sorry.

julie & joe said...

I'm sorry about your grandma. I lost my grandma in January. She had just turned 87.

Our Complete Family said...

My prayers are with your family.
Those are lovely photos...
Les

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I am so sorry to hear you lost your grandma! It sounds like you were very close! We lost my husband's grandma last spring, and it seems so strange without her. :( The pictures you posted of your grandma are so precious! Your grandparents were such a cute couple! :)

Ms. Tee said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. What a sweet tribute you wrote. {{hugs}}}