There are so many things I was going to write about my grandmother Marybell Bakewell and her home going. But, as we all know God gives us what we need. And this time, he gave it to me in the words of my 11 year old daughter Devyn. So in honor of Mamee, I want to share this letter to you all:
Today, my family and I had a big dinner at my grandparent’s house for my great-grandmother, Mamie’s memorial service. We needed to go over who was doing what, the pictures we needed, plus what would be going on. At first I didn’t want to go because I thought it was going to be everyone sitting in the dining room talking about how we all miss her and things like that; I thought it would be horrible! When I got there, everyone was laughing at pictures of Mamie and the family and I thought, today was going to be a good day after all.
Surprisingly, the day was great; the warmness of ALL my family being together was great! I saw some aunts, uncles, and cousins that I haven’t seen in a long time. We looked through pictures, boxes, and photo albums from all the way to the 1900’s to NOW!! It was fun there was so many fun pictures such as me when I just came home from the hospital, Danny’s second birthday party, and vacations from a long time ago. Seeing these laughs and smiles and the look of everyone’s faces mad me so happy. Mamie would’ve really liked this, and it was really different not having her around. I miss her warm since of humor and kindness spreading the room. She was funny and sweet. Every time I saw her she always said something that surprised all of us! She was the glue that held all of my dad’s side of the family together. I miss hugging her and kissing her wrinkly little cheeks, her cute little outfits, and that smile that would make everyone glow. She’ll always be in my heart throughout the good times and the bad times, and I miss her desperately. So I just want to say if you have someone who’s that special in your life cherish that person, cherish the moments that you have with that person, and never let that person go because one day that person could leave you forever.
– Devyn Bakewell
Thank you Devyn. And Thanks to everyone who has sent me a note a text, a card and email and most of all, for all of your prayers. It really has meant a lot to me and my entire family.