Thursday, September 6, 2012

LONGEST blog on the block

After THREE years we finally had family pictures taken.
My good friend Kendall Kluber took them (I think she a miracle worker for making me look good)
Brandon (9), Les, Channi, Carson (5)

My handsome men

Such good friends

TOO handsome

They love their momma!

Back to School again

My sweet Carson started Kindergarten

He LOVES it and wishes he could go ALL day ;-)
His cute teacher, Miss Glover  is so great,!

Brandon started 4th grade....I cannot believe he is this old already.
He loves school and his teacher,  Mrs Smith,  say that 'he's so funny'

Visit to Enterprise

We took the weekend of my dad's birthday to visit my parents, my sister and their cute new foreign exchange student and my Grandpa in Enterprise and we had a GREAT time! 
Aunt Lori let the boys slack-line with her
The LOVED it!
Showing the boys how it's done
Grandpa showing the boys how to make a race track with a hose and golf balls
(something he did a lot when he was little and my brothers and boy cousins did it as well)
Perfecting their track, they played out there for hours!
The gift I made for my dad's birthday...A tribute to his mission in  Japan. The picture was taken in Tokyo  in 1972, the  papers are (on the left) his mission call signed by President Harold B. Lee, (on the left) his bishops call, signed by President Thomas S. Monson.

Memories of Grandma Honey

This is the first time I've stayed at The Honey's since Grandma passed and nothing has changed

In her bathroom all the little things that make the space 'hers' are still in their rightful place, her shower cap still hangs by the shower, all her necklaces still hang, her polish and perfume waiting to be used...I smelled the perfume and burst into tears, it is HER scent.

Her purse is hanging in it's place on the banister complete with her wallet, brush, lipstick,  mints, and  compact.

My goal is to blog more....Wish me luck!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Grandma Honey

This summer has been one of the most life changing of my life.  On June 29th 2012 I lost one of the most influential people in my life:
My sweet Grandma Honey

She was diagnosed with bladder cancer over memorial day weekend and was placed on hospice within days and lived longer than anyone expected: 4 long and painful weeks.

Reva Helen Atkin Truman
(Grandma Honey)
November 17 1933-June 29 2012

I love this lady so incredibly much and looked up to her probably more than just about anyone. She was a very loving and talented woman.

I just want to pay tribute to this incredible lady of a minute:

This is her at probably age 5

Wasn't she a fox?!
On the day she became Mrs. Bill Truman (age 18)

On their honeymoon to Colorado

They have the greatest love story EVER!

In reading my her history I came across the most beautiful things. This quote is my favorite... It's some of her feelings for my Grandpa:
'As with most young couples, the first years we had to learn to live together and adapt, to compromise, and to forgive and forget. We have refused to permit grudges to separate us, even in spirit. We were deeply in love when we married, were physical in our love and found pleasure in this aspect of our marriage, and still appreciate being close, touching, and taking time together. He puts me first in all situations. I still get breathless when he holds me close, look forward to his return, and find peace in his presence.'

One week before she passed...look at the love and worry in his eyes as he looks at her
One of the last times she was able to talk to me.
I was privileged to be close by when her spirit left this earth life behind, along with my grandpa, my dad, my baby sister, Lori and my two boys.  It was a very special experience that I haven't been able to put into words day I hope to put into words my feeling from that night.

My dad is her oldest child
I am her oldest (and favorite) grandchild
I love her and miss the heck out of her. I know that there is a plan for this life and that I will see her again, I am grateful for the Gospel of  Jesus Christ for providing the path for for us to follow, I do not know how I would be able to find peace in this loss with out it!