Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Our Dear Grandma Whittle

Britt and Grandma Whittle at our reception July 28, 2007

Parker and Grandma Whittle 2008

Today I said goodbye to my greatest hero, grandmother, and friend! My Grandomother Whittle has lived til 102 and now is leaving us. I have so many memories of her and I going grocery shopping, sleepovers, walks, visits, but my greatest memory is the spirit I felt around her. She always thought of others before herself. A few months ago I was going through a really rough patch in my life. I felt like nobody really cared about me, and one day I couldn't seem to get myself out of bed and grandmother called me on the phone and said, "Brittany I was just calling to let you know that I just put your name in the temple, and want you to know how much I love and care about you." This is the kind of person she wasalways making me feel important and so good about myself. I love you so much grandmother and will be forever grateful for you in my life! Miss you already but I will see you in heaven!

Grandma whittle is one of the greatest people I have ever met. I love her so much and will miss her when she leaves. I loved going and visiting her and listening to her stories of the past and her views on polotics. In the recent year she had a sign on her window when you drove past that said something like stop Hilary, or something close to that. Every time we went to her house she would talk about her loveing family, husband, kids, grandkids,great grandkids, great great grandkids. I have no idea how she kept them all in order but she knew everysingle one of them and remembered them name for name. When my wife visited her once she asked about me and said that I was a sweet heart. I couldn't believe that she asked about me being only an in-law. Today when we went to say good bye she asked my wife where Parker and I was. When Parker and I walked in she had the biggest smile on. She loved everybody no matter who you are she loved you, it didn't matter whether you made mistakes she still loved you. Her love was pretty close to being perfect if not already perfect. Grandma whittle would call my wife and I up randomly and say that she loved us and that she was thinking of us. I will all ways be thinking of her when she is gone and hold a place within my heart for her. She is an ultimate example of a latter day saint, and I hope that one day that i can be half of who she was. I will miss you grandma and I know that I will see you soon.Weknow you will be busy, but watch over our family, we might need your sweet spirit blessings in our home every once in a while.
Love Josh M