Saturday, June 19, 2010

For Her Birthday.

Today would have been my Grandmother Leora's 71st Birthday.

My grandmother was one of my very best friends in this entire world.

This year, instead of (hopefully) crying a hundred tears, dwelling entirely on how much I miss her, how badly I wish I could call her up at home and wish her a happy birthday, hear her voice saying she loves me and how proud she is of me, or wanting to call up to heaven even just to leave a voicemail, I decided to enlist the aid of my cousin and plan a family reunion to celebrate the life we all share, given to us because she lived.

All of her children, most of their spouses, and almost all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be packing up their cars and their memories, and gathering at a park not too many miles from where she grew up, and not too far from where we all were raised, and hopefully spending the day surrounded by love, smiles, and laughter.

I think she would have loved the idea.

Of course, though, since it is her birthday, I feel like I should leave her a little note. It would read:
Dearest Gma,
I love you. I miss you, your kind voice, your amazing hugs, and your overwhelming precense in my life. I hope that your day is full of smiles. While I usually believe that you are able to watch down on us all from heaven, I'm not always certain... yet, today, I feel that you really can, especially since it's such an important day. I hope that this gathering of family is the best gift you feel you could have been given.
I love you,
Nicole Marie

Leora Mae Flesner; June 19, 1939 - February 1, 2007

1 comment:

  1. This was very sentimental and I think she would have been proud that instead of crying you choose instead to celebrate. *hugs*