Becky’s World

A Day in the Life of Becky

To My Grandma Gerboth, with Love Always

If you haven’t heard, last week my Grandma Gerboth passed away.
I wasn’t going to write about this, being it is personal, and I was still dealing with my emotions. However, I realized this is my main form of communication to those I love at home, those I care about, and those that care about me.
It was difficult to hear, think about, and go through the emotions here being a soldier, at war, 24 hrs a day. However, I do have some great people here who care about me an aweful lot, so know I am taken care of on this end. I know there is a lot of situations here where soldiers have to mourn those lost; I do, however, feel it’s really hard to deal with a lost one at home because I am not grieving and mourning with family.
So, without going into the sad details, I would like to share with you a letter I wrote the day I heard of grandma’s death.
Perhaps it’s too personal, but I need to share the great memories that I will hold in my heart forever.

Today I found out you are no longer at home,
which brings on a sadness I have never known before.
This means, however, you have moved on from this world
and are in heaven, where you have prepared your life to go.

Grandma, thank you for the great times.
Thank you for teaching me through your actions
how to be a loving, caring, fun person.

Here’s to the late night sleepovers with Jessica,
to teaching me how to play Dominoes (the right way),
to the crazy dress up sessions,
to the “I love you more” competition on your refrigerator,
and so much more.

Thank you for the support and love you gave through your letters.
I have missed you for two years, and now I carry you in my heart.
Thank you for coming to watch over me.

Your Granddaughter,
Love Always,


June 18, 2007 - Posted by | Family

1 Comment »

  1. Thank you for sharing this. I miss her too and the times we spent together with her…those overnights were the best, weren’t they?

    Posted by: Jessica Kelehan at July 26, 2007 03:02 PM

    aw this is really neat. today i was missing her and thinking about how she was so beautiful and careful, yet somehow always spilled something on the front of her shirt when eating…haha. it’s so great that you write things out on here. can’t wait to see you again! much love.

    Posted by: Kristen Kraft at August 16, 2007 04:42 PM

    Comment by Becky | February 16, 2008 | Reply

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