This is my mother’s mom, June. She was a great lady and we were all very close to her until she died in 2002. We used to visit her in the summer and she would pick us up from the airport and shuttle us down to BYU for a sports or music camp. Sometimes she would spend Christmas with us and in the morning she always wore a housecoat with a plastic curler above each ear. She would make us eggs and like a whole loaf of toast with butter from a tub. She was classy and refined and even hosted a program on the radio in the 1940’s. She had the most contagious giggle.
I have no doubt that Grandma June is tending to Maxwell for me until I can get there. My boy and her boys. I never talked to her in depth about losing her children, and now I wish I could call her up and have a good long talk. We are part of the same club, she and I. Of all the women I know, she is special to me and it brings such comfort to know that she is on the other side with Max. Sometimes I look for Max in the world around me, and sometimes his little messages come in my dreams. Tender mercies.
Three months have come and gone, and not a day goes by that tears are not shed missing that baby of mine.
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Your posts always make me cry. One day it will get a little easier. I promise. But let yourself be sad and cry as long as you want and need. You can do hard things! You're an inspiration. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.
Thanks for this sweet post. Many tears were shed, especially when I saw this beautiful picture of Aunt June. I miss her so much – my mom misses her like crazy. She was a favorite! She'd love to have me (and roommates) come over and hang out when I was attending BYU. She was always gracious and FUN. btw, she still was hosting a radio program, even into the 1970's. She had a regular gig where she'd call into one of the Provo stations (can't remember which), and do a little 5 minute “American Fork News with June Chipman”. Loved it! I remember going many times to the cemetery to see those little graves of my cousins. I can't wait to get to know them someday.