Happy birthday, Grandma

Another year has gone

It’s hard to think you’ve been away

Already for so long

Life just kept moving forward

Though sometimes

I begged for it to stop

Just so I could remember

I loved the way you’d whisper

“Jesus I need you”

You’d hold my hand while driving

Though that’s not what teenagers usually do

Your laugh was full of life

Even when life was hard

You were always strong for others

You were always strong for me

You tried to teach me a lot

Like sewing, crocheting, piano playing

I didn’t pay attention often

But maybe more than you were thinking 

You taught me to be selfless

To never, ever quit

You gave…

…and gave…

…and gave

Until all was gone

It’s because of you I’m here

You always took care of me

I thought we’d always be together

I never thought you’d have to leave

But God’s ways are higher than mine

You taught me to trust Him

You told me HE would never leave

And, Grandma…

You were right

So thank you for the legacy

That you have left behind

No matter what time passes

You’ll be always

In my heart and in my mind

Happy birthday in heaven to my precious Grandma Marie. Your legacy lives on. Nearly 10 years laterI’m still singing with all my heart – “Save a place for me. I’ll be there soon.” I love youGrandma. 

♥️ Your baby girl, Kelsi Marie