Wednesday, December 12, 2007
In Memory Of two amazing people.....
This time of year always makes me reflect on two people that have touched my life very much. The day after Thanksgiving this year, we went out to Carries graveside as a family. Blake just wanted to run around. Tommy however remembers Carrie. So on the way out there we talked about her and some of our memories. Tommy says he misses Carrie because when she would babysit him she would give him popsicles. He said, "sometimes, she would even give me more than one", with a big smile on his face. Carrie was an amazing person. I remember how much she cared about people. I remember when Eric lost his job at KP and he decided to go back to school, she told me she would stay up at night worrying about how we would make it. One night she called me and told me she was making dinner and accidently made to many porkchops and asked if we wanted to come over for dinner. How do you accidently make to many porkchops??? I love the example of true generosity she set for me. I know if it wasn't for her Jenna would not be a part of our family. I am thankful that she is!!! I am also thankful that Mary is now a part of our family, and how she has blessed the lives of Brian and Jenna, and now Catie. I am sure Carrie approves. In fact, for all I know Carrie may have had something to do with it, to make sure Brian and Jenna had nothing but the best.
December 2nd, was Grandpa Stringhams birthday. I loved Grandpa Stringham. I have so many memories of him. I remember going to the farm, and riding in his truck with him. I remember walking in the farmhouse, and Grandpa would be sitting in his rocking chair snoring away. I remember him getting the 3 wheeler ready for us to ride on the farm. I remember going out to the garden and picking peas with him, and then coming in eating them. I loved Grandpa Stringham so much. I am thankful for the example of hardwork he set for me, and also how well he treated my Grandma Stringham. As a little girl, there was no doubt in my mind how much he loved her by the way he spoiled her.