5 years. 5 years ago you were taken from us. It feels like it was just yesterday. There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about you and wish you were here. You legacy lives on through your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. I wish everyday that you could meet #babybigtruck and #babybigtruck2. You would love them. #babybigtruck carries your name as her middle name in remembrance of you. She is a spitfire like you. Who am I kidding she is a spitfire like both of us.
Gram and baby me 1982.
I remember spending summers with you out in Arizona and loving every minute of it. I remember our talks. Our adventures. Everything. I wish, oh how I wish that my girls could spend just 1 hour with you and see how amazing of a woman you were. You would have spoiled them to no end like you did me.
Gram, my twin cousins Kevin and Kyle, and me. Roughly 1990
Know that your art work hangs proudly in our house and I can not wait to one day hand it down to my girls. I still have your contact information in my phone. Why? Why not? I can’t bring myself to delete it. I can’t see myself ever deleting it. You are not the kind of person that can be deleted from memory and you never will be deleted from my memory.
Valentine’s Day 1999 at Dad and Molly’s wedding. Gram, me, Dad, Molly, my Uncle, My brother, Kevin, Rhiannon, Kyle
Some days are easy but others are so so hard. How I wish I could pick up the phone and call you or get in the truck and make the 2 hour drive out to visit you. I long to spend just one more hour with you. To hear you tell me the same stories over again. To hear your voice one more time. To laugh with you about the stilly things in life.
Senior Prom 2001
What I would give to just be with you again. One day. Until that day I hope and pray you are resting peacefully. I hope and pray that you are having a good time with your siblings looking down on all of us and smiling.
I love you and miss you Gram.