Happy 89th Birthday!!!
I wonder if you’ll indulge in a piece of carrot cake today.. or maybe a slice of apple pie with some ice cream.. whatever it is I sure hope you enjoy it! :) Words cannot express how much I miss you. I think of you often, always with a smile and sometimes with tears. Honestly, I am still not sure I’ve completely accepted the fact that you’re no longer here. Sometimes I think to myself, ‘oh, wow, I haven’t seen Grammie in a little while, I need to get myself and the kiddos down there to visit.’ Then, almost immediately, I think, oh sugar – we can’t – she’s gone – that’s right – how could I forget. :(
But, I don’t want this birthday to be full of sadness and tears because I miss you so much. I am going to focus on the incredible, irreplaceable, super special memories I have of you. Like those toasty warm blankets at bedtime, your beautiful laugh, the sweet notes you’d pack in my lunch, watching Wheel of Fortune trying to guess the puzzles.. I could go on and on!!!
I love you very much Grammie and I am beyond grateful for the priceless memories I have. I am also so thankful for the countless pictures I have of you! [although, I do wish I had more of you and Gage together since you only got to meet him once and he’s fussy in the ones I do have.. but.. I can’t worry about that!] Enjoy your birthday, have lots of fun, be wild and crazy (haha), make a great wish when you blow out your candles and remember to tell Johnny T. happy birthday for me too!
Betty Louise Cundiff – 6.21.1923 – 1.9.2011