S: For Our Special GG
FC: For Our Special GG
1: Our Special GG To some it's just their parents’ mother. To us it is so much more, more like a mother figure. You have always been a constant figure that has been there from the start. The strongest, most courageous, gracious, and selfless woman we know. A woman who always sees good in us no matter what we have done. You are always the one we can lean on. Even though it must have felt like a ton on you, you never complained. You would go without to make sure that we had a better life. We appreciate the goodness you instilled in us even though sometimes it doesn't show. You have always played a very special part in our lives and we thought that you should know.... Our childhood is filled with memories of you and Pa that we wouldn't trade for anything in the world, and even though we are all grown up, at heart we will always be GRANDMA'S LIL' GIRLS!!! We are so blessed to have you as our GG.
2: The way that You and Pa always said “you know GG and I love you.” | How we used to perform singing shows on the fireplace at the old house, and as awful as it was you and Pa always made us feel like huge stars.
3: How you used to drag us to the colony shop and we would sit for hours and drink coke out of the glass bottles.
4: Another thing we can count on every year is a phone call on our birthday with you singing happy birthday to us.
5: Playing UNO on the way to Florida, and we would win every time because of the reflection in your glasses showed us your cards.
6: How you used to give us pieces of material to rub between our fingers to help us go to sleep. Not sure that this was such a good thing since Kirstin who is 38 and still has a “sucky.” (SMILE)
7: so many | Dragging GG on the teacups at Disney land and you vowed to never ride another ride again.
8: MAKING MEMORIES | How we used to get a new outfit for every day of summer vacation. This is another questionable tradition that has been passed down since Marquel thinks that is how it should be for him too. (SMILE)
9: Christmas M&M candy canes were always a staple, until we had the greats and now it goes to them. Seems like we got cheated out of them. (SMILE)
10: How you used to always sing “I see the moon and the moon sees me” song to us.
11: How you would lie down with us to get us to go to sleep, and then you would sneak out to your bed and we would be right behind you.
12: Not only were you grandma but you were our personal stylist with hours of perms, and hair cuts.
13: The smell of Wrigley’s spearmint gum in every one of your cars.
14: GG what is love? It is not that hard to guess it is the strong bond between you and I every since I can remember. How do you spell LOVE.Hmmm L=Lucky O=One of a kind V=Very pretty E=Everybody love you When I think about this, this poem describes you. I look up to you because your strong, independent, loving, caring, and stubborn.(SMILE) I love you for so many reasons I can't explain. I just love you with all my heart and soul. You the best GG in the whole world. Love You, Payton
15: As far back as I can remember you have always been a huge part of my life. I remember the Christmas before sister was born when you and Pa were there putting together my kitchenette. I remember the trip to Myrtle Beach when I would sit in the back seat but would still have my head in the front with you and Pa. As I grew so did your part in my life. You stopped being just grandma and you became grandma/mom and mentor. Your advice and wisdom are things I still carry with me. As we went through the tough teen years I remember even when I did wrong or did things you didn’t approve of I knew that you would always be my soft place to fall. You always cared for us with love, compassion and understanding. Growing up I remember I was always jealous of the kids that had a mom at home. But now that I am older I can look back and think that those kids should have been jealous of us because we had something better, we had a GRANDMOM. With All My Love, Kirstin
16: Dear GG I love you because you mean the world to me. I love that we get to share our birthday breakfast every year. You make me laugh. I’m glad that I get to spend time with you almost everyday of the week. You are always so pretty when I get to your house after school. I like to help you and get your mail everyday. You are my favorite GG in the whole entire universe. I’m just so glad that I have you by my side to help solve all my problems. I’m glad that you are doing better and not having to go to the hospital all the time. I’m glad that you are my GG and I love you so so much!! Love, Marquel
17: through older eyes and wiser hearts her unconditional love, devotion, and family loyalty. It's these and many other things that make me realize how lucky I have been and how lucky I am to have you in my life. You’re a very special person and you always will be. If it wasn't for you GG, who knows where I would be. I look at myself, and I see part of you GG, the better part of me. As I look back on my life I find myself wondering...Did I remember to thank you for all that you have done for me? For all of the times you were by my side to help me celebrate my successes and accept my defeats? I wonder if I've ever thanked you for the simple things...The laughter, and smiles we've shared? If I have forgotten to express my gratitude for any of these things, I am thanking you now...and I am hoping that you've known all along, how very much you are loved and appreciated. God made you special, you did all the rest. | As children, we can't comprehend or fully realize the meaning of a grandmother's love. How wise she is, how much patience she has, or how much guidance she gives us by her example. Years go by before we truly realize this. But as we mature we do finally understand and we can look back and see | LOVE ALWAYS, SARAH
18: Loves them Smores!!!! | You not only stepped up to the plate to help care for us when we were little, but you have also took on that same significant role in our children's life.
19: We were all Pa’s favorite girls. You were always “Sweetiepie1” and we were “Sweetiepies 2.” | Your pot roast is something that we both love and no matter how hard we try we can not duplicate it like yours. | We could always count on you and Pa to be our biggest cheerleaders.
20: You have taught us that without faith in God you have nothing. You have showed us that a positive attitude can bring you through all storms. We have watched you fight this disease with grace, laughter, and a fighting spirit. We are honored to be able to help you through this hurdle in life just like you have always helped us through ours. We have people that will come in and out of our lives but you have been a constant pillar in ours and for that we know that we are truly blessed. You are not just Grandma you are also the strength that bonds this family together. | Made with Love just for you! By Sarah & Kirstin Christmas 2010