Saturday, February 23, 2008

A tribute to Shirley...

It has been a long 2 years without you. You will always be apart of us and thank you for being you!!
I try to keep busy with gardens in the summer and woodcrafts in the winter. I find myself thinking of you everyday and the memories of the great times we shared together. It’s lonely here without you!!
Love Bud

As this time approaches, it always seems a little surreal to me. Even though it is the second anniversary I feel the missing and the sorrow make it seem like we have been going through this a very long time.
But today I am thinking about the wonderful things that my mother and I shared together. I remember late night talks, about so many different subjects. I remember the wisdom that she gave out, never hitting you over the head with it, but making her point subtly and weaving it around to make you think it was your idea. She had a way of getting you, or even sometimes guilting you, into seeing your mistakes, or misguided ideas and never really having to beat you over the head with what she knew was better for you.
I miss the long late night conversations which we had. In fact, not long before she died we sat in my family room and discussed the nature of dinosaurs and how they fit into the biblical ideas that we had been taught. We talked late into the night, while everyone else was asleep it was just like I was 16 again.
Love you mom, and stop giving me the big eyes I am doing the best I can!!!
Dan Dear Mom;
When Robbin asked me to write this tribute, I thought of a thousand things I wanted to say; but mostly I want to say Thank You for being such a wonderful mother and for being my best friend. It seems like forever since I've been able to call you for advice or for help with a 'favorite recipe'. As I continue to raise my children and encounter 'road blocks' along the way, I often find myself asking, "What would my mom do?" I miss the times when we would talk about everything from your courtship with dad to the last chick flick we watched together.
Although I miss you terribly, sometimes so much I can hardly breath; I hold tight to the wonderful memories I have of you. The way you made me feel when I was sick or mistreated by a friend, the confidence you instilled in me, the way you taught me to believe in myself and the assurance that I was headed in the right direction.
As I continue to go through life's ups and downs, I am comforted with the knowledge that we will be together as a family again someday. I'm sure that Heaven is a much better place since you arrived there. I LOVE YOU.
Love, Cindy It seems like just yesterday that I was with her and then it seems like ten years since I last got to see her. I have such good memories of the wonderful person she was and is. I still want to call her when special things happen or when my kids are sick, because she would always help me and calm me down. I think she is still having a great time with her mom and dad and all of our loved ones. I feel her in my corner always cheering me on. I know that she wants us to always do our best and live the kind of life we all have been taught so that we can live with her and everyone else we love that is with her. And as I'm approaching the big 50 I don't have as much time as I feel I need or want to get ready. Mom, keep cheering for us, and prepare a little house for me. I don't think I'm worthy of a mansion yet. I love you and miss you tons. With great love and humility, I'm proud to be your daughter. Always, Debby I can’t even explain how it felt to loose you. First I felt abandoned, lost, scared and numb. I know it was not your choice and if it was you never would have gone. It has been a hard two years. You always think your mom is going to be there. I miss talking to you on the phone and sharing life experiences with you. I miss your laugh, your wisdom, your love of life and your support. Even though you are not here in body I know you are with me often in spirit. You share my trials and triumphs. I will always have wonderful memories that help me through the tough times. I will never forget those eyes when they were laughing or when I was in trouble. Thank you for teaching me, leading me and raising me to always give my all. I love you, miss you and you are always in my heart…Until we meet again.
Love Robbin
It seems unreal that she has been gone 2 years, and then again, it seems like forever. I miss her so much, she was more than just a sister she was my friend. She is also my hero. She went through so much and never complained. I wish I had her brave heart. She loved some of the finer things in life, like classical music and loved to discuss things of the world with anyone who would discuss with her. She loved being out doors and enjoying God's creations and I'll bet, given the chance she would tour the universe admiring all the other things He created. Sis, I love you and look forward to the day we can sit and visit again. I am sure you will have a lot to let me in on. Dolly (Claudia)


Debby said...

Robbin, Thank you for all your hard work!! I really appreciate all you do for this blog. I think dad will totally enjoy seeing what you've done. We do have a great family. I read what David wrote, that was awesome. Did he think that your Jenna looked like someone in his family? Who? I didn't quite get that. Let me know. Love ya, Deb

Fausett Family Facts said...

I love doing it! Yea, I am working on doing a book for dad. I am going to make a copy as well. If any of you want one just let me know. David thought Jen looked like his dad. I could see that she does have that slav look. She looks like Pete's dad as well. I agree we do have a great family. We are so blessed.