Your 2nd birthday in Heaven. Our 2nd year to bring flowers to your grave in remembrance. The 2nd year we have missed you, terribly. I was remembering today, the last time we celebrated your birthday with you. Although weak, you ate a large barbecue sandwich with fries, and a big piece of lemon meringue pie at Bob Sykes Barbecue. Remember? You said, Oh, Lord, I dont think I can eat all of that. Ill have a piece of that pie too, please. I giggled, but made sure you didnt see. You finished every bite, and I just knew that was a good sign. I mean, your appetite was good. I didnt dream it would be your last birthday with us. I saw the picture at moms house this morning, that we took that day. You looked fragile, but still had that feisty sparkle in your eye. What a strong spirit God instilled in you. Papaw used to say, God wont allow more on you than you can handle. God sure must have thought you were strong. By age 49 you had buried 4 children. How on earth did you do it? I freak out when Stephen has an asthma attack. You were there when he was born. I wish I had listened to you when you told me that I was going to have him early. Maybe things would be different. How did you know? You had delivered more babies than the county Dr. in your day. Mothers begged for the Dr. to go get you. That story always made me laugh. You were a servant to everyone. Took care of the sick. Fed the hungry. You were always there for me. When Papaw died, you comforted me when I ran to my room and cried. Somehow you comforted a child whod just lost her Papaw, and you were strong enough to do it without crying, yourself. But I saw you cry when you kissed him for the last time, and begged them not to close the casket yet. Ill never forget that moment. I was 10. I always knew you loved Papaw, because you were married to him. That was all my mind and heart could comprehend at that age. That was the first moment in my life that I felt someone elses pain. The final time I kissed you, before they closed the casket, I felt that pain again. I gave you an angel from Stephen, leaned over, kissed you and said, give Papaw a hug for me, and Ill see yall when I get there.