A bittersweet day…

Today would’ve been my grandmother’s birthday.  She went to be with Jesus in 2002, but I think of her often, especially lately.  Our sweet Saralynn has so many of her characteristics- she doesn’t like socks AT ALL, wants her shoes off as soon as she gets inside, loves to be outside, and is jut all-around like her Great Grandmother Ice.  My brother says Saralynn even looks like Ice (whose name was Icie Lee, hence the Ice) when she smiles.  I hadn’t noticed it until he said something, but I think he’s right.

I miss Ice and PaClyde (who went to be with Jesus in 2000) very much, but I know they’re enjoying happier days in Heaven.  Garrett’s grandparents, Memaw and Paw Paw, also went to be with Him around the same times as mine, so neither of us had the opportunity to know the other’s grandparents, but have had many happy (and even some bittersweet) times sharing memories. 

Ice, I’m sure you wouldn’t mind sharing your special day, so here’s to the memories of all 4 grandparents who’ve gone on, and special love sent to the 4 that remain.  We love you ALL!

And, on a happier note, Happy Birthday, Cousin Blair!  We love you!



  1. Katie Cottle said,

    November 7, 2008 at 4:21 am

    Grandparents are Blessings for sure! Glad you have sweet memories!

  2. Becky Carter said,

    November 7, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    I see Ice in Saralynn in many ways – especially the way she crosses her ankles. I always talk to Saralynn about Ice when i rock her at night in Ice’s rocking chair. It has a very special place in Saralynn’s room – Ice can visit her there in her chair.


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