S: My Amazing Grandma By Lindsi
FC: My Amazing Grandma | I love you whole bunches all my heart
2: It is here I stand before you with the utmost love and devotion to you. You have always told me you understood the depth of my love for you because it was the same for me...but I am sure you will never fully know the love I have for you. I have tried and tried to come up with the words but they continue to fail me. I will take with me the love you gave me, and I will continue to live my life the way you taught me. To live with love, respect, compassion, a giving attitude, creativity, curiosity and kindness. I will take with me the memories that I can remember now and the ones that will come to me later when my heart has time to heal.
3: Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one. | Fall 2010
4: New Years Eve
5: For now I will remember our walks to the falls, the bags of acorns we collected for the squirrels, silver dollar pancakes, teaching me how to fish in the creek, painting green vines with little red lady bugs, strawberries with powdered sugar, french dressing on taco's, Clearly Canadians, baking Christmas cookies, swimming in the pool at Longfellow, chalk drawings on the cracks of your driveway, races to get my pajamas on, remember to only wash your face with Noxzema or Oil of Olay, going to the airport to watch planes, teaching me how to sew and knit, buying me my 1st stethoscope, making me a scrub top for EVERY holiday, getting Frankie, Krystal and I wearing your bra on our heads, The Dress Barn, You Are My Sunshine, mashed potatoes, tuna fish and fritos, fluffy white clouds, Charlotte Church in the Nissan, dancing in the rain in your driveway, and so much more.
6: I remember from early on in life telling you how scared I was to lose you someday. I told you that you could never ever die. You consoled my heart by promising me that you would wait for me on a big, white, fluffy cloud in Heaven. Today I know that you are sitting on that very cloud you told me about and you are looking down on me. You promised you would come and visit me and look in on me from time to time and I hope you do, but not too soon, I want you to spend some time with your daddy first.
7: When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses. ~Joyce Brothers
8: It brings me comfort to know that my children got to know their amazing Grandma Glory. While there were times I thought they only wanted to go to your house so they could get their bags of treats I know that you mean so very much to them and the sun set and rose upon their faces for you. No matter how sick you felt or tired you were, we always spent Friday's with Grandma Glory. We'd all pile in the care and head over to your house. We'd get to the windmill before your street and the kids would get giddy with excitement, then we'd get to your street and they would start clapping and cheering "Yay!!! Grandma Glory's!" I am terrified of the first trip to your house on Friday's and how I will handle that very thing that made my heart smile...but I promised you I would still come and visit Papa Donald every Friday with your little monkeys. So, this Friday I will pack up the kids and drive that same route to and hear them clap and cheer and we will visit just like I promised.
10: Grandma you were always there to rescue me whenever I needed it. You were always there to pick up the pieces when things felt broken. You were always a safe, soft place to land when the world felt cruel and mean. I hope that when you are in Heaven looking down on me you will be proud. I will do my best to make you proud, Grandma. I will do my best to share the love that you showed me with my kids, and their kids, and their kids kids. I praise Jesus that you are completely healed and restored. You are made anew.
12: Please remember to keep your promise that you made to me on Monday, I know you will. I will keep the one I made to you. I love you whole bunches all my heart, Sam 2, Zach 3, Maddie 4, and Jacob 5. And I ALWAYS will!!! Love Lindsi, your loving granddaughter
14: Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories.
17: Lindsi- There is so much I can say about you. You are such a loving mother, and great nurse. Everything you pick up to make, turns out perfect. Your knitting and scrapbooking. I hope you have a great time making the Lefsa. I will be looking over your shoulder if you need me. LYWBAMH- Grandma