Monday, September 7, 2009

Mimmy's Service

I have been needing to write this post for a while. Mimmy's service was beautiful! I have always said that since we were so close that I would speak at her funeral and I did! I was so shocked with myself that I was able to get up in front of a crowd and talk about my Mimmy without breaking down! I have always pictured myself just breaking down and being depressed when Mimmy passed away, but it was totally different! I cried when I found out that she had 24 hours, I cried when I found out she passed and I cried when I went into the funeral home and saw her! She looked BEAUTIFUL and so peaceful! I shed a few tears at the service,but this funeral was so different from any funeral I have ever been to because I am so happy for her. She was like a second mom to me but ever since Papa passed away last year she has been so miserable and it was so hard seeing her like that. She would not talk to anyone anymore and if she did all she would say was "I don't want to be here, I want to be with Papa."She talked to me for the first time about a week before she passed where she did not tell me that she didn't want to be here anymore. I miss her so much but I know she is better off and her and Papa are so happy being together.
I told Steven Paul that Mimmy was in heaven with Jesus and Papa now. At the viewing I did not want him to see her because I thought he would get scared. Well he saw her and said "What is Mimmy doing over there laying in that thing (the casket)?"I explained to him again that she was in heaven and he said he wanted to see her. I picked him up and he looked at her and said "She looks so pretty."
These are the words I spoke at her service(I took most of them off the post I wrote when I found out she had passed)
Mimmy was the most amazing woman I have ever met.She would do anything for anyone. I have so many wonderful memories of her that I will never forget. Growing up I looked up to her so much and still do. She was a great role model for me and many other people. When I would spend summer's at Papa and Mimmy's house, I would get a poster board,chalk,her old school papers and set my baby dolls up like they were my students and teach them. I would tell Mimmy "I want to be a teacher just like you."I'm so thankful for the summer's and day's that I spent with them. She gave me the best childhood any child could have. I'm not going to lie, my Mimmy spoiled me! I will never forget our shopping trips to the mall, playing with her clip on earrings and dress up jewelry, taking me to softball camp, rubbing my back with baby powder until I fell asleep, going to the zoo, picnics at the park, letting me and Bo take turns driving down the driveway when we could barley see over the steering wheel, taking trips to Mississippi to see her sisters, going to check on Papa and Bo when they were working on the farm, going to the beauty shop and hearing all the gossip, going to church and letting me sleep on her lap while the preacher was speaking, going with her to meetings that she had with her friends or church group, sending me just because I'm thinking of you notes when I went off to college. My most vivid memory is working in the garden. I have a picture of me holding some carrots that we picked and I am wearing her shower cap and one of her duster night gowns with the biggest smile ever on my face. I am so glad that I was able to talk to her before she passed away. She laughed and sounded like the Mimmy that I remember. She talked to my son Steven Paul and that made her day! The way her face would light up when she would see Steven Paul and Rheanne was priceless.
I want to thank Papa Chad for taking care of her this past year. It was one of the hardest jobs ever and you did such a great job! You are such an amazing man and I am sure you have many jewels added to your crown for what you have done.
I love you Mimmy so much and its going to be so hard without you, but I know you are so much happier being with Papa.I miss you so much already but I will see you again.
Mom,me and Aunt Megan before the service.My beautiful aunt and me!All of Mimmy's beautiful flowers!
The beautiful arrangement my in-laws sent.Beautiful arrangement my Nana sent!Mimmy's gorgeous casket piece!
The arrangement from the great and great great grand kids!


Megan said...

What a great job you did!! Mee Mee would be so proud of you.

The Queen of Clearance said...

wow! look at all of those flowers! SHe must have had a lot of people that loved her. Your words about your mimmy made me tear up a little bit. I will not be as brave as you when my grandmas pass away. I already know that. They are my best friends, and I cant even imagine life without them. I hope that I find some of the courage that you had and at least be able to say a few words.