Monday, November 10, 2008

5 Years


Yesterday was five years that my beautiful mom has been gone. It's so crazy how sometimes it feels like she was just here yesterday and other days it seems she's been gone 20 years! I miss her so much but I feel her around our family and in so many things we do. Every year on this day my family goes to her grave and we gather around and talk about all the good memories we have of her and how much we miss her, then we let balloons go like we did the day of her funeral. This may sound corny but it's actually very healing for me and I'm sure the rest of my family. I'm so grateful for eternal families, it is a serious driving force in my life. I have the best dad in the whole world and he has shown me and my brothers such faith and endurance when something like this happens. I am so proud of him and feel sooo lucky to have him as my dad!! We miss you mom!

12 comments:

The Binghams said...

I think it is so awesome that you do that!! She is deffinatly lucky to have such a loving family!! Love ya KEE

DeJong Family said...

She definately has been missed! She was an amazing person, I will never forget the memories that I was able to share with her and your family!

Austin and Chelsi Allred said...

oh Keelee she is BEAUTIFUL!!! I have never seen a picture of her. Now I know where you got your looks from. your a beauty your self! I love that you guys let balloons go in memory of your mom, I want that when I die. I am sure she is very proud of the wonderful person you are!

Patty said...

That is such a great idea. It's so important to remember all the little things about your mom. It's amazing how still after 17 years it still sometimes seems unreal that my dad is gone. I am glad you have a loving family. It makes tough times easier. I am sure your mom checks in on you all the time and smiles at the wonderful person you are.

britta said...

Your mom was so beautiful in so many ways. Thank you for sharing her with the rest of us.
It will be such a sweet reunion for your family to be with her again. We are so lucky to have the knowledge of the gospel and the temple to seal our families for eternity.

Tiff and Rand said...

That's so good that you go to her grave and reminisce, we do the same thing with my brother...not that that's anywhere near the same relationship as a mom and daughter. It's good for our family, I don't like to say I've forgotten him but him but there are things we talk about and it bring all those fun memories back, I love it. I can't say we let balloons go though, that's adorable! Thanks for sharing your testimony of eternal life. Your mom is beautiful.

Jenny said...

I love your mom. She was such a beautiful person (inside and out). That picture you put up is adorable.

We always let balloons go on my son's angel day, too. It is very healing.

Brooke said...

So, real quick, can I just say that I do not like how you have a picture and the address of where you work on your blog? What if there's a stalker or something following you? Now he knows where you work. TAKE IT OFF!

Jake and Linzey Jordison said...

I can't believe it has been 5 years! Your mom was such an awesome lady. I think it is a great thing that you guys all go to her grave and let balloons go, it is very healing. She is greatly missed!

Brooke said...

Your mom was always so sweet, beautiful, and great at doing hair :) I remember when she got sick and had to stop working. I think that how you honor her every year is really touching.

carlston said...

We love your mom. We talk about her all the time. My mom always says, "that is something Kathy would say". I will always be grateful to her for coming to the Temple for my marriage.

stefanieann said...

I see so much of your mom in you! I remember I was playing with your new dog Yogi one day and I had got grass stains on my new white shoes. Your mom took me out to buy some new ones. She was such an example to us all!