129 And Going Strong

Grandma, you touched my life incredibly.  Your love was so wonderful.  You brought me peace and joy.  You taught me to laugh, often and freely.  You taught me to give to others and to find joy in the giving.  You taught me to encourage others as you encouraged me.

In the later years of your life here on earth, you taught me how to accept the help of others even though you would rather be doing things yourself.  Your gentleness and love touch my heart every time I think about you.

Souls are created and then they remain forever.  So, today, I celebrate your 129th birthday.  You may not be here physically anymore, having passed away twenty-seven years ago; however, you are alive with the Lord.

Happy Birthday, Grandma.  I cannot wait to see you and Grandpa again!