Tuesday, February 22, 2011


You may remember a few weeks ago that I posted a tribute to my Grandma. Well, today I saw some pictures from the Family Reunion held in honour of Grandma's 90th birthday and thought I would just put some pictures up. Grandma, love you and think about you a lot.... In your honour I am GOING to make your famous home made noodles this weekend and MAYBE even perogies! 
I hope my girls love them as much as I always loved yours! 

My brother, his girlfriend, my girls and I with Grandma at the reunion.

Grandma getting ready to blow out the candles for her 90th!

Grandma with her 5 surviving children, from left: Agnes, Klaas (my dad!), Peter, Abe and Eva   
Sadly Grandma was predeceased by her children Bill, Annie and Dave

“She is Gone”
You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived

You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of love that you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

You can remember only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn you back
Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

(Short poem by David Harkins of Silloth, Cumbria in the United Kingdom)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful poem Sarah, thanks, it put my thoughts for today into perspective. I keep telling you that I am no good on the computer, I couldn't figure out how to put my name to the comment, sorry, Karen