Monday, June 1, 2009

...across the room and out the door for fun and laughter....

Today is a very special day.  Bittersweet for me, but a special day nonetheless.  This is my sister Jean's first birthday in heaven.  I wonder if they celebrate birthdays there?  If they do, it will be the best one she has ever had!  I am going to try to make this a day of celebrating rather than a day of tears and sadness.  I did that all day yesterday.  I rode my motorbike for two hours crying most of the time.  Note to self:  Must not cry on motorbike!
I was telling a friend of mine one day that I don't have anything in my possession that belonged to Jean and I really wanted something like that.  She suggested that on her birthday I go shopping and find something that reminded me of her.  So today I am spending time with that friend and I will go shopping to see what I can come up with that reminds me of Jean!  Sounds like a good day to me!
Many times since November when Jean left us for heaven I have spent time looking at pictures of her.  I could never get through them without shedding many tears.  This morning I just looked at a few and the thing that struck me once again is that she is always laughing or smiling big smiles.  Today I want to concentrate on fun and laughter in memory of my dear sister with whom I shared so many good laughs!  Happy Birthday Jean!  I love you and miss you but I know I'm going to see you again to continue our love of laughter!


Anonymous said...

I think you were there last year for her birthday. I was just looking at the email she wrote in response to the birthday wishes she got from everyone last year. This is what she wrote:
"Hey kids ~ Thank-you for ALL the birthday wishes!! I'm having a Great Day! Even got one of my sisters to come out to celebrate with us!! To all of you who think the number matters? It Doesn't!!! Thanks again fam ~ love ya Jean"

I think she's probably having a great day this year too!

Jobina said...

I like your friend's idea, especially since you and Auntie Jean liked to shop together too! I'd love to see what you find.

Elayne said...

I'll have to post a picture of what I bought yesterday. I love it! Nothing extravagant. I thought it was a great idea too!
I was at Jean's birthday last year and we had a blast. We laughed so much and spent time in the city together. She was feeling good then and had even done some running!

Michele said...

Please no crying on the're going to give your daughter a heart attack!!!

Can't wait to see your...errr....Auntie Jean's gift! From the description they sound awesome!

Thanks for the talk yesterday Mom...I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!