Saturday, February 2, 2008

In Memory

Grandma Audrey
1927 - 2008

I could not make it to my Mothers Memorial service. It was a very difficult, and agonizing decision. I will write later, about my reasons. My wonderful niece Debbie, agreed to read at the service, the words I had written for my Mother:

I am here to speak for my Uncle David, about his Mother, My Grandmother, Our Friend!.

Your Mom, your mother in law, your grandmother, your great grandmother, your friend,

In David’s words:

“Mom had an incredibly tough last 40 years. Always struggling to make ends meet, always worried, always concerned for her family. If anything, one thing she taught me, through the trials and tribulations of her own life, it was how hard life can be, but how we all get through it… life is worth living. Family was always on her mind, regardless of where we were in life, she loved us. Regardless of the roads we traveled, she was there for us. Mom could never say no…not to her family!

Mom would not want us to grieve for long. Instead, she would encourage us to remember her for her laughs, her smiles, her numerous clich├ęs, her sarcastic sense of humor. Since I was a kid, I have still been trying to figure out the whole…”David, close the door, you’re letting the fly’s out”…or the…”ah geez, go out and play in the middle of the street would ya”? Throughout the hard times, and Mom had many, she always maintained a sense of humor. Many of our family members have that same sense of humor. Life is too short, as evidenced here today, not to smile and laugh.

These last 5-6 years were her time. Her time to relax in life, to enjoy family, to sit and cross stitch a blanket for my daughter, watching the sunset on the patio of my Brothers home; to finally, just be. She received God in her later years, and I believe this helped her immensely. She found friends in the church, and her spiritual beliefs were shared. And enjoyed!

And now, Mom is gone, never to be forgotten. I can still here her voice, saying Hello when I would call…waiting for her to turn up the hearing aid, check the battery, and say Hello again. Gone but never far away from family. She is at peace now, no longer in pain, no longer suffering the physical body. She is with God, with family gone long before her…Her Mother & Father, her sisters, her son Bobby, and her husbands Sam and Robert.. Numerous friends and extended families, gathered around her, sharing, loving and all of them, watching over us now!”

I Love you Mom!

I Love you Grandma!

5 BellaBuddies left comments! Ya know ya wanna!!:

Winter said...

This is a very sad day. My heart goes out to you. I have such great memories of her. I will always remember her with much love and affection. said...

Who would have thunk that would have been her last visit. I'm glad we were able to get her there for Bella's 1st Birthday.

Love ya Unkie
Cousin Niecey

soontobelemon said...

David and Vince,

I am sorry to hear about your prayers are with you. Give Bella a big kiss for me too. LOVE YA.

sissy said...

I am so sorry for your loss!!! My prayers are with you and your family!! Love Ya

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Our thoughts are with you this weekend. Please let us know if we can help in any way.

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