Wednesday, September 19, 2012

You Were Always the Best

You have always been one of the most important and influential people in my life. We have so many wonderful memories together that I will always cherish and am so happy that we have spent so much time together.

Some of my favorite memories among them that always bring a smile and a chuckle to me:

-Icing Christmas sugar cookies with your homemade frosting (and how you had to hide them outside so the family wouldn't eat them all)

-Wearing your gorgeous nightgowns around the house pretending to be a princess

-Your hot chocolate with mini marshmallows every morning

-Playing in all your jewelry and being allowed to wear it to church

-You playing the piano while Grandpa, Karli, and I all sang and danced

-The hours we spent playing games together and how upset you would get when Grandpa cheated

-Your empty threats: "I'll snatch you bald headed" "I'll give you a swift kick in the rear end"

-All of the support you have given me, coming to every game, recital, holiday

-Bouncing on your knee while you sang "I love you, a bushel and a peck"

-All the trips we went on together camping, fishing, to Yellowstone, Hawaii, and San Diego

-How you gave the biggest hugs and always made everyone feel extra special

I'll love you forever and will always strive to be the woman you were and have given me as an example.

Thank you everyone for all of the love and support. This has been really difficult and I really appreciate everyone's kind words. Thank you very much.
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