Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Letter to Heaven

Dear Ms. Angelle~

I can't believe it has been a year since you left us.  You always said you'd never make it to 95, and I guess you were right.  You LIVED TO THE FULLEST 94 wonderful years, though.  Did you know your end was near when you called me to your house and gave me your beautiful evening gowns?  Remember how much fun we had when I modeled them for you?  Then we went through your closet full of shoes so I could try them on and see if they fit.  It was like Christmas for you as we opened the boxes and discovered the beautiful shoes you wore way back when you were a working lady.  I was surprised that some of them had never been worn, but maybe it was because they were so expensive you didn't want to mess them up.  And those four-inch heeled black feather stilettoes from Fredrick's; did you think I might wear them with the trench coat you gave me?  The one you said I could put on over anything (or nothing) to pick the kids up from school?  You had us in stitches, remember?

These are some of my last memories of our time together, which I now miss so much.  I miss baking banana bread for you and talking over coffee.  I miss our trips to Golden Corral and Sam's.  But you died peacefully in your home; and Pete, the son you never had,  found you in your favorite chair- just like you wanted.  Now you are pain free and happy with your husband in Heaven, but we miss you, Ms. Angelle.

I hope you know how much I loved you, how much we all loved you.  If only I could turn back time to one year ago today, I would be right at your side expressing my love for you.  May you rest in peace until we meet again.


clement_peggy said...

If only we could have a few more moments together with those we love! Grief is a painful thing to go through.

Jeni said...

Awwww Laurie... that is soooo sweet! What a blessing she was to you and you I'm sure to her! I love your memories you have of her. Did you see the lil orb in the dress picture on the dress? hehe ~ yup she is with you my dear friend!

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Thanks, Peggy and Jeni!

Yes...I did see the orb! Isn't that amazing?