Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy Birthday in Heaven

Today would have been my grandfather's 76th birthday but he passed away almost 5 years ago, rght before my daughter Addyson was born. He was a good man and I have a lot of memories of him and my grandmother, who passed away the day after my daughter Emmaleigh was born. They used to take us to a cubs game every year. We had one holiday tradition that some would find a little odd (christmas bags anyone?) but we didn't care and if anyone even suggested that that tradition change it would cause an uproar. We haven't done that tradition since grandpa passed away though. We would spend countless hours at the table playing various card games whenever the family got together. (come to think of it we don't do that much anymore either) Its funny how things like that change once you loose someone you love.
Anyway, I know that today there was a great big birthday party in heaven. All our loved ones who have gone before us were there. Its getting late now but I'm sure the party is still going, if its anything like the parties we had here. This year my baby boy is up there celebrating with them.
Today has been an emotionally draining day. Not just because I am missing Hudson, or my grandparents, just one of those days. I will end this post with a poem I came across. Happy Birthday Grandpa Pete, take care of my boy!

Ask My Mom How She Is

My Mom, she tells a lot of lies
she never did before.
From now until she dies,
she'll tell a whole lot more.
Ask my Mom how she is
and because she can't explain,
She will tell a little lie
because she can't describe the pain.
Ask my Mom how is she,
She'll say "I'm alright."
If that's the truth, then tell me,
why does she cry each night?
Ask my Mom how is she,
she seems to cope so well.
She didn't have a choice you see
nor the strength to yell.
Ask my Mom how she is,
"I'm fine, I'm well, I'm coping."
For Gods sake Mom, just tell the truth
just say your heart is broken.
She'll love me all her life,
I loved her all of mine.
But if you ask her how is she
she'll lie and say she's fine.
I am here in Heaven.
I cannot hug from here.
If she lies to you don't listen,
Hug her and hold her near.
On the day we meet again,
we'll smile and I'll be bold.
I'll say, "You're lucky to get in here, Mom
with all the lies you told!"


  1. That was so beautiful, Jessica.

  2. I just read up on your blog. I'm so excited to you and your family moved to Flora. Now you can be closer to your sister. I'm looking forward to seeing what else you have to say. :)