Sunday, December 18, 2011
Today marks a sad day for us. Its hard to believe its been a year since you left this earth. I think of you so often and can still hear your sweet southern voice and laugh. I love the connection I had with you and how you made the term step-mom a beautiful phrase. Fifteen years with you as that role just went by way too quickly! I love that you and my mother even loved each other and became dear friends. Its a rarity to find such a genuine person as you, and you really blessed my life. I thank you for being the go-between when Daddy just didn't seem to understand me. Thanks for standing up for me. Daddy and I recently were laughing at how you and I always sided with each other over him (his fault, I guess:) . haha
One year later, I know this day is a still a blessing for you. I'm thankful that you are no longer suffering from the effects of cancer. I am glad that you are in a heavenly place where your faith and wants are met. Sometimes I picture your face, all lit up, like the time we took you to Temple Square, and you saw the Christus. You had the sweetest, most humble, love of the Savior. I know you are happy and I am so happy about that, but I really do miss you. Thanks for being a part of my life, for loving me and my children, and for being a great influence to me. I can't wait to speak to you again. I can't wait to hear of how your story has continued.
I know you are still with us and I just want you to know that we still love you so much.