Friday, February 15, 2008

In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory


July 27, 1928
Culver City, California

February 10, 2008
Lakeside, California

Fill not your hearts with pain
And sorrow
But remember me
In every tomorrow
Remember the joy,
The laughter, the smiles
I've only gone to rest a while
Although my leaving causes
Pain and grief
My going has eased the hurt
And given relief
So dry your eyes and
Remember me
Not as now, but as I used to be
I will always remember you
And reflect with a smile
Understand I've gone only to
Rest a while
As long as I have the love
Of each of you
I will live in the hearts
Of all of you

I'm pretty biased but I think my grandmother was absolutely gorgeous back in the day. And today we celebrated her death the best way we knew trying to balance on the back wheels of her wheelchair while we balanced things on our heads. First we had a service and a gathering back at the clubhouse--but then the games began. And we know she would have laughed along with us had she been there.

I'm so glad that she is no longer suffering. But oh how I miss my grandma. When we stood at the front after the service, looking at her picture and her urn, I asked my son to say bye-bye to great-grandma. I have to admit, when he looked right at her picture and waved, it tugged a great deal at my heart strings.

I love you, Grandma. And I don't think there will be a time when I don't miss you.

*The last name of this wonderful woman has been changed to protect her family from murderous stalkers.

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