Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Leah's Card

Each of us is dealing with the loss of my mom in a different way. My girls are no exception. Leah woke up with Grandma on her mind today. While I was snuggling her right after she woke up, she looked up at me and in her sweet, just-woke-up voice she said, "Do you think if we miss Grandma enough Jesus will send her back to us?" My heart twisted around in my chest, and I answered her by saying that I sure wish we could have her back, but it just doesn't work that way. After breakfast, Leah said she wanted to make a card for Grandma. She sat for a good half hour hovering over her piece of paper, occasionally asking me how to spell a word. When she was done, she presented it to me. It was so incredibly sweet, so I thought I'd share it with you.
The front page shows Leah chasing after a cloud. The words above (written in yellow) say "Come back to me my Love!" Leah explained that the cloud is Grandma going up to heaven and Leah is chasing after her.
When you open the card, the left side has a heart which reads, "Dear Grandma, I love you very much. I wish that you can come back. We all miss you."
The last page is a picture of Leah and Grandma sitting on a mountain while watching the sunset.

I love the simplicity and honesty in this card. And I love the beautiful little girl who made it too. I guess when I boil it all down, I feel the same way my little girl feels. I wish I could chase after her saying, "Come back to me my lovely Mom!" I just really, really miss her.

6 comments:

affectioknit said...

That is so sweet...

Heather said...

Wow, what a beautiful heart...just like her mom! Such a precious memory.

Jenn said...

I have no words....kids are absolutely priceless through this journey, aren't they. They sum up so simply what emotion we feel. What a treasure, Em! Been thinking about you lots - please know that!

Susan S said...

Beautiful...but I am so sorry for her pain, and your's.

Maria Rose said...

Oh, that is just so beautiful!

Jemma Stemmons said...

Brought tears to my eyes. So sweet!