Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday 12/21

I can't believe it's almost Christmas!!  We are ready, for the most part.  It has been hard getting into the spirit of things this year.  Mom and I were talking about this time last year we were bringing Dad to Heber and we were so excited.  I remember he came to the house on Christmas Day.  It was a wonderful day for all of us, yet sad at the same time.  He tired so easily and didn't get to stay but an hour.  I remember he asked mom for a cup of coffee while he was there and it broke our hearts that we couldn't give him any.  Hopefully he has been enjoying all of the coffee he wants. :)
It is late and I am exhausted, so I'm going to make this short.  I mainly wanted to post this update so I could remember this time in our lives.  Gracie says some of the greatest things and if I don't write them down, I forget them!  These past few months Gracie has mentioned Pop some.  If we drive past the nursing home (which I try not to do very often...still too hard) she will say, "There's Pops house!"
The other day she was listing all of the people she loved.... "I love Daddy and Mommy, Baby Carley, Dede, Pop, Caroline, Uncle B and Kay!"  I was so touched that she included Dad.  I asked her if she remembered where Pop was.  She said, "Pop is with Jesus and the angels in heaven.... up in the sky."  She was so excited the other day when I picked her up from school.  She said, "Mommy, Mimi has Jesus and angels at her house(nativity scene)... like Pop." :)  We talk about how much we love and miss Pop and she will say and Dede really misses Pop, too.  It just amazes me how much she picks up, at the age of 3.
I hope that everyone has a very Merry Christmas!  We love each and every one of you!!!  :)

1 comment:

Don and Cathy said...

So good to hear from you, AK. I'm glad to hear about that sweet girl's remembrance of her Pop. You're so wise to keep that in her memory. We're visiting with your mom about once a week. I know this is a hard season for you all but you have tons of good memories to help you through. Merry Christmas to you all.