Thursday, March 19, 2009

Until We Meet Again

I will miss you every day since you left.
I will miss you with every breath that I take.
I will miss you every holiday, birthday and celebration.
I will miss your kisses. My God how I'll miss your kisses.
I will miss your hugs, how you squeezed my hand and how you winked at me.
I will miss playing cards with you.
I will miss watching you love on my son, read to him and play balloons.
I will miss how you loved my husband, teased him and took care of him.
I will miss our morning coffee talks at your breakfast table in our pjs.
I will miss tending to your rose garden and watching you stop to smell the roses.
I will miss our phone calls, the way you always made me feel invincible.
I will miss your warmth, your giggles, your smiles and I will really miss your hands.
I will miss how your hands would feel on my face.
I will miss the smell of your perfume, the way you cooked your eggs, how you would tap your feet to music and how you could only ever sip your drinks.
I will miss your well groomed hair and the fact you couldn't go anywhere without your red lipstick.
I will miss sitting next to you in church and hearing you sing to God.
I will miss traveling with you to far off lands, adventuring into the world and sharing liquor filled chocolates.
I will miss your house, your cooking, the way your laundry smelled and how you'd wake up at 4 in the morning when we'd come to visit.
I will miss our walks together, how you always had cranberry juice and cheese puffs when we visited and how we'd enjoy our German wine.
I will miss our weekend trips, watching the Hitchcock version of the Birds and not being able to sleep.
I will miss taking ceramics class with you, your old 'special' colored mugs, Shasta Black Cherry soda and floats on summer nights,
I will miss going to plays with you and singing at Neil Diamond concerts.
I will miss cooking with you and trying to figure out what your 'dash' and 'pinch' really meant (wait...I'll still do that),
I will miss scrapbooking with you for hours at mom's house and sharing our finished products with each other.

Grandma - I will miss you in all that I do. But all that the world has lost, Heaven has gained. I can only imagine the celebration being held for you. I can only cry tears of joy when I think of how it must have felt to reunited with grandpa and the rest of your family and friends you've had to say goodbye to.

Thank you for telling me about the angels and that you saw Heaven. Thank you for all that you were, all that you've made me and all that you always will be. I will never say goodbye to you, grandma. I can't. But I will say until we meet again and I will see you again. Give grandpa and Jesus my love and enjoy grandma. You deserve it.


summernicole said...

I will always cherish the time I had with her. I was so blessed to have known your Grandma. She was precious in the way she still cared about how she looked each and everyday, she couldn't start the day without her earrings and red lipstick, I loved that about her.

I remember being on the cruise ship and how she had her daily breathing treatments. I couldn't ever get her to stop talking through her oxygen mask. I can't even tell you how many times I had to "shush" her. I remember how she would start talking after I had just told her to stop and I would have to turn around again and give her that look and she would just giggle. I think sometimes she just did it to give herself a laugh. In the end we would both end up laughing and I was never sure she really ever got much medecine in through that mask.

I have fond memories of her and I staying up all hours talking. She would always say "I should stop talking now so we can get some sleep". Then somehow we would end up talking at length again. She was so full of life and I couldn't help but smile when I was around her.

It is crazy how a like the two of you are, you could have been twins! Usually someone is a lot like one of their parents but you my friend were all your Grandmother!

I know you are going to miss her with every moment that passes. I know it feels like a part of you has gone with her.

Hearing the story of your Grandfather, the angels and the gates of heaven made me shiver. I cried out of happiness, how bittersweet that must have been for her. I'm sure hearing that from her was exactly what you needed to hear and only strengthens everyone's faith including my own.

I wish I could be there with you and your family, know I am there in spirit and thinking of all of you.

I know there's nothing anyone can say to take away the sorrow but I also know how happy you are that she has entered such an amazing and peaceful place.

She will always be an angel watching out for you. I know you can't physically feel her hands anymore but you will be able to feel the presence of her spirit.

Tamela's Place said...

Sounds like you had a great relationship with your Grandma!

You have many cherished memories of her!

May God bless you and continue to light up your heart with the joys that you shared with your Grandma until you see her again!


David Richardson said...

How wonderful it will be to one day see our loved ones in Heaven!

I'm glad you have such happy memories of your time with her.

God bless you.

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