Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Remembering Goose


Our most favorite bird Goose flew off to heaven late last night. To say we are going to miss her is an understatement! She was the root of our family and so many wonderful memories are centered around her. Her ‘monkey heads’ (Patrick, Rosie, Annie, & Audrey) will miss her deeply. However, this bird lived 90 amazing years and we all should be so lucky to live such a full life as she did! I have about a billion pics of her I’d love to reshare, but I picked my 6 most favorite that I think accurately sum up our Goose: fun, loving, serious, dedicated, and everything in between. We will miss our Goose oh-so-much but will hold her dear to our hearts and in our minds forever, celebrating the incredible life she had and all those that she helped create and shape. We love you so much Goose! I hope you are loving being with Gramps again...watch out over us and your monkey heads up there 😘😘😘

(I copy-and-pasted ^^^ that from my social media post cause I felt like I would just be writing the same thing again so why reinvent the wheel when it's already done?!?!)

So late Monday night Goose took her last breath and went off to be with Gramps at 90 years old.  I left school on Monday at lunch because we knew it was going to be soon for her to go and I wanted to go and say goodbye and tell her I love her one last time.


Mike had taken Annie to see her earlier that day and snapped ^^^ this pic and sent it to me and it immediately made my tear up, and heart swell knowing just how lucky we were -- especially the kiddos -- to have Goose around for so long.  My brothers and I went to see her on Monday together and I am so glad we were able to do that together and say goodbye.  She died about 10 hours after we saw her for the last time.

To say I will miss her is an understatement -- I have felt utterly exhausted these past couple days and I know it's because my Goose is gone.  I am fighting back tears sitting here writing this post because she was just so special to me and such an amazing mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, daughter, friend, and all around amazing lady.


On my way to work this morning this ^^^ song came (60s on 6 on SiriumXM, I love my oldies!) on and golly, those lyrics are just spot.on.  I started happy crying because it just spoke to me.

Trees swayin' in the summer breeze
Showin' off their silver leaves
As we walked by
Soft kisses on a summer's day
Laughing all our cares away
Just you and I
Sweet sleepy warmth of summer nights
Gazing at the distant lights
In the starry sky
They say that all good things must end some day
Autumn leaves must fall
But don't you know that it hurts me so
To say goodbye to you
Wish you didn't have to go
No, no, no, no
And when the rain
Beats against my windowpane
I'll think of summer days again
And dream of you
They say that all good things must end some day
Autumn leaves must fall
But don't you know that it hurts me so
To say goodbye to you
Wish you didn't have to go
No no no no
And when the rain
Beats against my windowpane
I'll think of summer days again
And dream of you
And dream of you

So, yeah, this song will now forever remind me of my Goose and probably make my cry happy tears whenever I hear it!


I am SO SO SO SO SO glad we did a 90th birthday photoshoot for our Goose.  I will cherish these pictures forever and ever and I even have my favorite one...


(this one!!) blown up on a canvas hanging in our living room -- it's like she's keeping an eye out over all of her favorite Gone with the Wind plates we have displayed.

I could seriously go on and on and on about how amazingly awesome my Goose was.  I know how lucky I am to have had her in my life for my entire 32 years of existence thus far and that my three kiddos got to know their great-grandma oh-so-well before she left.  I have spent a good part of the past couple days walking down memory lane and looking back at all of the pictures and videos I have of her!  They will always and forever make me smile and fill me with joy and such great memories.  I have loved spending time with my family and resharing some of our favorite Goose moments these past couple days and I hope we never stop reliving and resharing them with each other!  I want to keep her memory alive and strong and want to keep those stories being passed around for generations to come.

I'll stop myself there, cause I could really go on and on some more...and instead share some of my favorite pics of her with you all.

















































Goose, I love you so much and will miss you dearly.  You have taught me so much and I hope that I get to live such a wonderful and full life as you did!  I'll carry you with me forever and always.  I'm so glad I had this time with you and I hope you're enjoying being back with Gramps up there!  Keep a watch over us always.  We love you so much!!

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