They say that angels (their spirits)are around us all the time.
I believe we were blessed with Grandma as our angel for her whole life. There are so many things I wish to thank her for.
She was always kind and thoughtful and full of love. She never missed a birthday or Christmas or a letter. I have so many letters from her with the most loving words to read again and again but it won't be the same.
When our family came together for gatherings it was soooo evident the love she created. A family of heart, of loving, of giving, of having fun with music, song, laughter, and joy.
In her last letter she said she was so very proud of me... and I can't tell you how proud I am of her. She blessed us with such a wonderful family whom followed in her footsteps, we all are loving, giving, and have heart.
I had the opportunity in 2010 to share a beautiful summer with Grandma. She had come out to stay at the acreage for part of the summer. My greatest reward was watching her face lighting up with joy when watching her great-great grand-son. How lucky are we to have a 5 generation picture. I have a lifetime of moments like these. I am so blessed to hold so many memories, of watching and sharing my life with such a beautiful lady.
I was not able to come to say a final good-bye... but I did see the hundreds of spoons she collected and was amazed at all the places she had been.
I never want to stop learning things about you Grandma and I know, as you were proof that angels walk among us, that you will always be a guardian angel to us all...
I love you Grandma...
I miss you dearly.