Monday, March 8, 2010


It was a beautiful day
About a beautiful woman
Who had four beautiful children
Of those four beautiful children that she loved, three remain
And of those three beautiful children, 
she came to love five beautiful grandchildren
And of those five beautiful grandchildren, 
she came to love seventeen beautiful great-grandchildren
And of those seventeen great-grandchildren, 
was this young boy
who looked upon her grave 
with the utmost amount of stillness and sincerity
And it too, was beautiful

Mostly because it was the only time he stood still
for the entire weekend.
But you know what I'm sayin...


Our family had a going away party.
It lasted two days
There were balloons, flowers, and even cake.
There was music
There were heartwarming gifts, and stories about old times.
There were plenty of kids 
and everyone went home with a smile in their heart and a tear on their cheek

And it really was... beautiful

You will be missed Grandma... thanks for the lifetime of memories.


Tracy said...

What a beautiful homegoing celebration! How wonderful that it was such a special time together with your family. No doubt that would please her.

Amydeanne said...

what a beautiful celebration! hugs my friend!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh how sweet! Sounds like a wonderful celebration of her life. I love the pic of your son beside the grave. Beautiful!

Thank you for taking the time to come by and answer my blogging questions. I really apprecated your detailed responses.

I hope you and your family have a great week!

purplemoose said...

What a beautiful post. . . ;) I really like that purple balloon. I really wish life were easier. I guess we just need to be grateful for the little purple balloons in the difficulties of life. Praying for you.

sUsHi said...

gonna cry ..............