Wednesday, September 17, 2008
My Sweet Daughter
Tonight after a really long day of life, I got a reminder of how amazing my daughter is and how much I love my kids. As I was cleaning and gathering things from upstairs to bring down, I overheard Zoe telling Sadie something about being seriously and sad. I paused on the stairs to listen for a moment, something I love to do. Zoe proceeded to talk about how she was singing a song for Grandma Conway in heaven. She very sternly told Sadie it was not funny and that she was seriously(or as we might say serious). Sadie then sang a very loud and goofy version of something like this, " Oh, Grandma Conway died and now she is in heaven." Zoe now tells Sadie ever so calmly, "I'm crying right now and I am seriously." During this brief exchange, I actually never heard the song Zoe said she was singing for my mom. She only kept relaying to Sadie how sad she was and how she wanted to see Grandma Conway. Both girls have been really doing well with my mom's passing and we talk about it often. I think tonight might have been brought on because Zoe took a baby blanket made by my mom to bed. I love my girls and hope that they may grow up with some memories of my mom. My mom loved and adored them and I know she is smiling down on them. I am learning that even with her death, we can still have her be a part of our days, sharing stories and history of her can help my children to know who she was. It's ok to miss her and be sad, but we can rejoice in the knowledge that we can see her again!!!