I don't know about you but this is an expression I hear people say all the time, they say I just can't believe it has been that long when some thing or the other happens. Well I sometimes can't believe that on March 9, 2010 Bubba will have been gone 12 years. But sadly she has.
I know that you have all heard people say about a person nobody loves life more than she does, nobody loves her family more than she does, nobody loves her friends more than she does. well all of these applied to Bubba. She really did love life.
I don't think any one who ever came in contact with Bubba would ever forget her, but I just like to keep her memory alive. I have almost no immediate family left,my daughter Martha, and a couple of cousins and I think often about the people I have lost, my parents, my aunts and uncles, my cousins etc. Although God blessed me by bringing Joan into my life and I am at a very happy stage in my life there has never been a day in the last 12 years that I don't think of Bubba, not a day.
As I said nobody ever loved family more than Bubba, she was never happier than when she heard that she had a new niece or nephew and she loved each and every one of them. My hope and prayer is that the neices and nephews that she loved so much will pass on their memories of her on to the ones who have been born since she passed away and also the ones that were to young to remember much about her when she passed away.
I did a booklet of her life for Martha on the 10 TH aniversary of her death and she still takes it out all the time and looks at the pictures and the stories of Bubba's life, when she sheds tears now they are mostly tears of happiness.
Bubba's dear friend Carol Bumbulsky put in in prospective when she said instead of feeling sorry about her loss she always looks at instead of feeling sorry for losing her she dwells on being so lucky she knew her as long as she did.
God Bless You One And All.