Tears in the laughter
Healing though memories
Both silly and profound
A love though three generations
From great to grand.
We miss you so much
The smell of cigarettes haunts my memories
Floods me with times never to be lost
I regret not spending more time with you
Not taking you in when I had you.
There is an emptiness
A hole where you should be
We laugh and joke
It helped us grieve
But every holiday I close my eyes and wish you were here with me.
I think, no, I know you are proud of us
The way we stay so strong
Together we are whole
Together we belong.
I am thankful we have you forever captured on screen
Whenever I need to hear your voice it’s there
I can laugh at how silly you are
I feel you here with me
Just seeing you
Makes it bearable.
It’s been four years now
Four years since that day and the pain still hasn’t fully gone away
I could never forget you
For Tenino is your town
I love that people know you
Your name gets around.
I love you, Grandma Monk
You are so very important to me.