I'll Always Miss you Mom

Gail Elizabeth Schaan

July 30, 1940 -- February 9, 2010

I have no other words to say other than I love you with all my heart and I will miss you every day until we meet again. I love you.

Bonnie said it better than I could. Here is what she said at our Family Memorial on Sunday.

For Gramms, I Love you

It's the little things that make up a year, and the years which make up a life. It's the little things that make up the memories. An I have an abundance of those.

I liked to listen to her talk about the family's old stories. I loved to hear her talk about when she was a teenager living in MS. When she yelled at Elvis. That is one of my favorite stories, I must have asked her to tell me that story like 20 times. I remember when I was real young when I spent most of my time at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Grandma would let us go through the fence and into the next neighborhood as long as we were in hearing distance. We were never too far away if we could hear her calling us. She must have really been bellowing out because I know we were going way further than she knew. So close to getting in so much trouble so many times. I think she knew it was the only way a child can really learn.

My grandmother was a very unique person. What made her so different was her ability to put away earthly thoughts and show love to all others in a way that made sense to all of us. She was not here to judge and she lived that way. Letting us make our own mistakes and knowing that we would see the better idea before it was too late. Although I never really thought about it, she was here to show us how to love. That we could love each other for who we all really are and not what we think each other should be. In her own way she is like an angel to the family. She showed many of us how to ignore the ugly and live on. And most of all she showed all of us that if you wan to believe then the rest of the world doesn't matter. That anything is possible and we are all capable of making the greatest accomplishments on earth if you just believe.

She was a very strong woman and she could learn to smile through all that she went through. Even when she couldn't talk that well she made me laugh. She would cut jokes when no one saw it coming. She still had the ability to find the good in things. She never let it get her down. Not that I ever saw. She tried to make it obvious to us that she was going to hang in there as long as God would let her. She was a believer that as long as she fought she would make it. I know she fought for a very long time. I live easy knowing that she is not in any of the pain, discomfort, or any embarrassment that she was going through recently. I know that God has blessed her and she is in that beautiful palace in the heavens.

I love you Grandma and you will be missed by all of us. Thank you for all the things you taught me about life.

Love Bonnie

My Mother was Mom, or mommy to me, to my kids and my sister's kids she was Grandma, to the Great Grands she was Gramms. All and all she was beautiful and loved to make beautiful things. She loved to draw and was so good at it. She liked that she had the ability to make some money with her art. I am so glad that she realized that dream in her life. She really wanted to share her beautiful creations with others and that she got paid for this was a bonus.

I miss her so much already, I can't even imagine how bad it is going to be in the future.


Lis said…
Irene Lenihan said…
She must have been a great woman. Hugs my friend.
dirtyjeepgirlie said…
oh laura! i didn't know! i'm so very sorry! i love you so very much, if you need me, call. wish i could be there for you. sending you hugs my friend...
terri shayn said…
im so sorry for your loss
craftaholic said…
I hope that you are healing and that your mother's memories are always near and dear. I have lost my Father and still have my mother, although she is not in that good of health...( Parkinson disease, Diabetic, Dementia....I thank god every day that she is still here with us. Mothers are one Individual that can never be replaced. So sorry for your loss and my her memory always live on in your Heart!!!!

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