So today as I was cleaning stuff out and up for my daughter's new bedroom I ran across a few things. One was my last birthday card from my grandma nielsen. She wrote it 2 days before she passed away, which was 2 days before my 21st birthday. She gave me money the last few years or so and wrote "to a special grandson, go get something you really like." I still remember that morning mom came to my room (yes i was living at home going to community college) and woke me up and said grandma had passed. That was a rough birthday and spring break.

Then I came across a program from my other grandma's funeral. She passed away from a long battle with Alzheimer's last October. That was a rough one for me too, cried a lot at the visitation and funeral. Some of it was the pictures I saw of my childhood, with my grandma and grandpa at Clear Lake and on holidays. Some of it was life hitting me in the face that I've lost really a piece of my childhood and my life. As I grow older and have kids, more of that gets to me. And finally what got to me was the poem on the back of the program. I wanted to blog this earlier but never did, so I will leave you with this.

God saw she was getting tired
And a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around her
And whispered, come with Me.
With tearful eyes we watched her suffer
And saw her fade away.
Although we loved her dearly,
We could not maker her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.

-Author unknown.

Well he has 2 of the very bests!

1 comment:

  1. That poem made me cry.
    My Grandma has severe Alzheimer's as well. I hate that I'm not closer to spend more time with her. I hate that she might not ever get to meet our child
    This post definitely hits close to home for me.