Saturday, June 27, 2009
Today would have been my grandparent's 65th wedding anniversary. My Grandpa is safely home in Heaven. My Grandma is living and loving life!!! In fact she told me just last week that she had won BINGO! GO grandma!!!
I know with all my heart that if the cancer had not taken over my grandfather's body, we all ( all 60+ of my family and then some friends) would be having a HUGE celebration this evening at the farm. I can just picture it in my head, all the food on the table in the kitchen, the desserts on the porch, the card games going in the dining room, the little ones digging thru the toy box in the utility room, the ones of them who's tummy's are to full passed out in the living room, and lots and lots of love and laughter. That was the way grandpa and grandma would have wanted to celebrate without a doubt!
If mail were to be delivered in Heaven I would write Grandpa a note telling him how much I miss him, that I am doing well here, the fields are so green from all the rain we have been getting. That I made some cinnamon rolls for breakfast this morning, his favorite! That John Deere is having a huge sale on tractors and other equiptment, that I can't believe I struck out last week in the softball game, and oh how I love him and miss him so. But he already knows.......
I am posting a few pictures of my grandparents Ted and Darleene ( Doll). This first one is from their wedding on June 27, 1944 in Oberlin, Kansas. The second is one that was taken for their 40th anniversary. Then I thought I would share a note I wrote to my grandpa when I was about 9. My mom was going thru some things and she found this note, I read it and it brought tears to my eyes. I remember that night so clearly, Grandpa and Grandma would try to make it to all the grandkids games ( there were so many of us and the farming chores always came first but, they really did a good job of making it when they could.)
It says: " Dear Grandpa,
I hit a home run . By over throws. It's for you. You know what I said to myself. I said I'm hitting a homerun for Grandpa!!!!! I hope you get well soon. From Heather
P.S. I love you "
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
HAPPY FATHER's DAY DAD!
I am wishing all the father's out there a happy fathers day.
-My dad as he has been a father to my siblings and I, and
-My brother who is going to be a father for the first time here in a few months! I love you both!!!
As many of us are going to enjoy the day spending with our father's, It saddens me to think of all the Father's out there who are spending this day with out their kiddo. I am attaching a video of a very special kiddo named Coleman and his brother Caden as they are wishing their dad a Happy fathers day in 2008. Coleman lost his battle with a brain tumor in Jan, so that video is very special to his father... ** you kinda have to get past the first minute of the boys over talking each other and screaming, *****
I hope all you dads out there will enjoy your special day!
Friday, June 12, 2009
We talked for a bit about how they are living a "new normal", the rest of the kids, their summer plans etc...During their daughters illness, I had spent numerous hours with this family and they are very spiritual people and know I have a strong faith behind me as well. So today, at the end of our conversation they once again thanked me, told me they were praying for me and asked that I continue to pray for them as well, and we hugged and I walked away.
Prayer is so important. It has always been in my personal life and I try to be sensitive about praying for others.
There is nothing worse than telling someone you will pray for them and then forget to do it. Prayer doesn’t have to be a long drawn out address to God. All we have to do is lift the name up to God. He already knows the situation.
As Christians we need to pray for each other. I must confess that I have not always been diligent to pray for requests that have been forwarded numerous times via e-mail. I have no excuses! Although, I seem to find one when it comes right down to it, I am ashamed of myself for that and I plan to make a conscious effort to do better in praying for those requests.
If it was my name being sent for prayer it would be important to me.
A former youth pastor growing up once said to me......Take time to pray for others. Who knows? You may be praying for a friend that you will never meet until you get to heaven. How true....
Monday, June 8, 2009
I recently got back from Boston and Syracuse, NY. I was there for a Child Life Conference and then to NY to see some old friends I met during my internship. I had a great time. Here are some things I learned about my trip:
Harvard University is an amazing campus with ordinary students playing around, and not so much in three piece suits ( I have to admit that I was a bit shocked at this, I thought all I would see is 3 piece suits and a quiet campus ). Here I am standing outside of the "gate" to Harvard campus.
is the Coffee of choice here in Colorado and Nebraska for that matter.... however,
is the choice of Coffee in Boston and NY, just as you would see a Starbucks on every corner here, you would see a Dunkin' Donuts on every corner there.
I was able to see where the sitcom of CHEERS was filmed, and have a drink there. I love this last picture, because it says: "GIRLS can't wait" and isnt that the truth :)
I had a great fun time on my trip, and loved the history of Boston and hope to go back and visit someday:)