Sunday, December 12, 2021

Mom's 4th Heavenly Birthday

Mom was 71 years old when she decided it was time to learn to sky dive.  So, she did. Krista went with her.  Mom had a zest for life which I've only seen matched in my Grams.  Today is Mom's 4th Heavenly Birthday.  I remind myself to try new things. 

I woke at 3:30 a.m. and sat with my loneliness and grief. I miss her phone calls. I miss her stories. I miss the way she kept me connected to the people from my childhood. 

I found myself doing little things to honor her today...things that reminded me of her and keep her memory alive.  At about 6 a.m  I had a sweet cup of tea...

I took care of Dad. 

We went to church and out to lunch. After lunch we went through the DQ drive through (lobby STILL isn't open) and got blizzards and dipped cones. We took them to CoRielle's house and had them in honor of Grandma's Heavenly Birthday. 

Krista, Luke and Reno stopped by in the evening. It was fun to catch up with them. 

Connecting with family is probably the best way to honor Mom's memory. We share her stories and love for Jesus with her great grandkids who never got to know her. 

Four years without Mom, in some ways seems so long, and in other ways it's short. I'm thankful for the memories. 

We'll join you "soon," Mom. 

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