Virginia Bodenhamer on her 89th birthday ♥
By McKenzie Stiles
You were a light in my life, a true ray of sunshine. You never had… Okay, let us skip the traditional sappy letter. Yes, I miss you and wish you wouldn’t have been taken away from me at that time, but it happened for reasons I can not seem to comprehend.
You are gone and in a better place. So can we just take a second to appreciate how awesome were?I remember you in our kitchen,then whipping around every curve in the house in your hover round, and then you stopped right there at our cabinet. You said in a feisty attitude, “These are not your forks. They are mine so I’m taking them back!” Mom and I almost fell out on the floor laughing so hard. Now that I think about it, I am not sure why we were laughing so hard.
Another good laugh I had was the time I was having “relationship problems,” and I asked you why you married Grandpa. Your response was priceless. You said “Because he was good-looking!”
Last day of 8th grade ceremony!
We have had many days like that, where you have made me laugh so hard I thought I was going to pass out.
Freshman year, I was going to Winter Ball. I had just finished getting ready, and I came back to your room with my bird, Elvis, on my arm and showed you my finished look. Boy, your eyes got big. You smiled and said I looked beautiful. That was the highlight of my night.
Shortly after that night you began to get sick and very weak. This was a hard time. You were barely able to do anything that you used to, and it broke my heart. I knew how bad you wanted to do things for yourself. Everyday I still come home to tell you all about what happened, and it still just kills me that you aren’t here for me to talk to.
But just know that I love you and I will see you again.
She’s thinking what a goofball I am.
Pretty in pink.
Princess the poodle had to take a little ride with Grandma in her hover round.
So to end my sort of sappy letter…
Grandma, I want to thank you for everything you have ever done for me.
You made me realize how precious every moment was with you. With every situation, you always had either a really great solution or a funny lecture. The pain of losing you was hard the day it happened, but every single day after even now, it still hits me. Sometimes all at once and others only a little.
I love you with all of my heart and I miss you more than ever. Be safe up there, and make sure you stay up to date on the jeopardy episodes!
your loving great-granddaughter McKenzie. ♥