Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Precious Memories

In Loving Memory of...

My Grandmother
Mary Ellen Elder
July 30th, 1940 - July 27th, 2002

She went to be with the Lord after complications from her battle with cancer.  She was dearly loved by all who new her and will always have a special place in our hearts.  Not only did we loose our grandmother eight years ago, but mommy lost her mother - her best friend.

Grandma Elder was a very special person.  I cannot adequately express in words how special she was and how dear she still is to our hearts.  I will never forget her and still think of her often.

She had a hard battle with cancer.  But, I never heard her complain.  She was always joyful and I always looked forward to visiting her and grandpa.  She was just a wonderful person to be around!

Grandma was extremely involved in her grandchildren's lives.  Even when she was feeling terrible, she still did just as many things with us.  Grandma always loved to hear anything and everything we had to tell her and whenever I was excited about something, I couldn't wait to tell grandma.
Grandma and I would go on adventures, take nature walks and sometimes read books all day.  We explored new places, built cardboard box houses and cooked together in the kitchen.  We played on the floor, fixed picnic lunches and went on boat rides.  We did errands together and had special lunch outings and I always looked forward to our early morning cuddle and story times.  We played in the sandbox, watched the rain, saw rainbows and planted flowers together.  Grandma was there and was ready to do anything with or for us whenever we needed her.  I will never forget the time I woke her up because I was hungry in the middle of the night.  What did she do?  We went to the kitchen, grandma cut me an apple and we talked as I ate it and then went back to bed.  These are just some of the many precious memories I have of grandma and I want to share some pictures with you.

Pictures with Grandma
(click on the picture to see a larger version)

Grandma and Grandpa


Grandma and Grandpa with all of their (then) grandchildren.

Time with sienna.


This is the last picture us girls have with grandma and grandpa.


Coloring together


Taking a rest
(Grandma, Weston, Sabrina, (myself), Jacob)

Our last Thanksgiving together.


Eating lunch, having fun.


More times together (that's our cousin Weston)


Reading with Sabrina


Getting ready to go for a boat ride.


Making pies.

In March, we went to remember... our mother, grandmother, the women who was a huge blessing to all who knew her.

We love you grandma, and always will.

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