Mike and I were originally planning on heading to
St. George for Memorial Day, but circumstances
changed and instead we made our annual trek
up to Glenn and Jeff's graves. It's always
a wonderful event when we gather together
and take a few minutes to remember those
two dear men and enjoy the company of those
who loved them as we do.
Dear Johnnie Belle couldn't join us as she is
still recuperating from her broken hip....the
first time she hasn't been there since their passing.
The kids love this time where they can
roam free on the lawn, enjoy the great visual
images of all the flowers, learn a little about their
great grandpa and great uncle and just
have fun together.
They sense that this is a special time and
are fascinated by the whole experience.
And Ezzie got to hone his newly acquired
walking skills on a new and rough terrain!
It seemed sad that we had no place to go
to honor my sweet Mom on this first
Memorial Day without her. I remember going to
the cemetery with Mom and Dad as a child in Cheyenne,
taking flowers to Grandpa Ausman, Auntie and
Aunt Katie's gravesites. So we decided to just find
a site of our own to honor her on that day.
We got a bunch of balloons and a small bouquet of
flowers. Each man, woman and child told one thing
they remembered about Grandma Billie and then
all at once released our balloons to send our
love and good thoughts heaven-ward to let
her know we were remembering and honoring her
memory on this day.
Somehow it just felt right....