i just want to say that i am gald that i got the chance to know diana. she was a good friend to me and a great person. she will be missed by many. she is in a better place now and she will be watching over us all. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. we will always remember you and how you made us laugh. we will miss you.
My self, and some of my co-workers stopped by today before the services began, and I can't say enough that Larry really really needs all of our prayers. He is such a good man, and I feel for him so much. May God be with you all today, as I know this day will be the worse.
I would just like to tell everyone that i loved diana very much an i miss her so much. We had alot of fun together. I also want to thank everyone for there support in this sad loss. We all know that there is no better place than were she is now. to be so happy an painless free to go home with jesus is were she wanted to be. She done things for the family that some others may have not done. We love her more than life its self. An one day we will all meet in heaven an see her again.
TEXTToday I truly feel so sad. I know that all of you Larry, and all the children and Sandy are heart broken. I thank you Latonia for helping me with the speaking and the arrangement I tried to do for Diana, I loved her so very much. I know one day I WILL get to see her again. Right now I'm dealing with the loss of her in prayer. I have no regrets for everything I done or tried to do for Diane. She was such a wonderful and sweet, giving person to each of us. I love all of you children, as well as Maggie, Latonia and Joey. I am here for you not just because she ask me to be but because I have grown close to you. Please don't forget that. Her funeral was beautiful, and I would like to thank all who came to me and thanked me. However there was no thanks needed. I would have done anything for Diana. There is so much I would like to say, but I guess I will leave it at this for now. Diana wouldn't want us to sit and cry all the time. Maggie thanks you for your love, and Latonia too. and Wendy. I really appericate you all. Thanks to all the friends who were there for Diana, I am glad to know she was blessed with all her friends. And Trin honey I'm looking forward to spending lots of time with you. Soon. You are the apple in your grand mother Diana 's eyes. Now she is your guardian angle. Love to you all, Iris
Diane, I did what you asked me to do at the funeral, and I hope I did you justice, Larry says I did. Trinity broke my heart she cried and cried. Donnie is starting to withdraw, I am worried about him. He and Jerry are going hunting this weekend, hopefully that will help them to get their minds off things. Mamie did really well, she was thanking everybody. Lisa is doing ok. They had brother Wayne, I believe that's what his name was, sing. You were right, he CAN sing. His voice is so rich, very gifted man. He sang Amazing Grace, and I'll fly away, just the way you wanted. So don't you pull my toes in my sleep like you threatened to do!!!! Kay says don't do her's either! Oh how I wish to see you again. If it was to complain, gripe, ball me out, I just wish I could see that face and that mouth just a going again. I would be so happy. I would sell everything I owned right now, to take you to Myrtle Beach again, and go on that Lazy River and laugh at you, cause you couldn't get out of the inner tube!(I put that pic of you up at the funeral ha ha). Or hear you say that the ocean was trying to "Get you" "Wouldn't leave you alone". As if it had a brain of it's own. We had such a good time with you! Boy you would tell the panhandler's where to get off! God broke the mold when he made ya, that's for sure. There is nobody else out there like you, and never will be again. I worry for Donnie, Diane, please help him, help him make it through this.
Iris, You did a wonderful job, I know Diane is very proud of you. We couldn't of done this without your help. You were very good to us, and we will never forget that, and Diane won't either. Just like you said, you'll be rewarded some day for that. I am sure Diane will be first in line waiting on you, when it's your time to go, I hope she is mine as well. I will miss her so.
Here I am again, losing myself in this computer, trying to deal with this, putting myself in this alternate "cyber" universe, thinking it will kill the pain. I keep thinking if I add all of these pretty pictures of you that it will make me feel better, but it's just making me feel worse. This spring I am gonna go to your grave and put you up a bird feeder, a water fountain, some hastas and flowers, a bench, and some stepping stones with those bible versus on it, and I am gonna make you a cross, and put a purple shroud on it, just like I told you I would. I am gonna make you a garden, not a cemetary, as promised, so everybody will feel comfortable sitting out there. I want it to appeal to their senses, that way, it might not hurt so bad. Or maybe it is a way for me just to stay busy, to not think about it so much. You said you feared I would have a hard time with this, and I am, I am trying so hard, and I didn't think I would cry this much, but I am. I try to hide it from Donnie, because he needs me and Trin does too, but in isolation, I cry, and cry, and cry. I sure hope there is a heaven like you said Diane, I hope there is a place where there is no more pain, I do wanna go there. The pain of losing you, is enormous, greater than I have ever imagined it would feel. It's this big aching bottomless pit of pain that never goes away.
Diana an me spent time together when we could an there was no better person than diana. She was my mother-in-law an i miss her so much. To see her go it hurt so bad but she is in heaven starting a new life with jesus an watching over us all. we all love you diana an will miss so much.
Diane, We are going to get out of here for while this weekend. We will be back home to you soon. Maybe it will help us to get out, and get our minds off things. Donnie sewed some rye grass on your grave, he took my hay and covered it so the birds woldn't eat it. We are gonna make you a pretty place. Shiela is taking really good care of Larry, and Lisa and Jerry helped with sewing the grass and put an angel up there, we have another, the one me and Donnie got you, but Donnie says it really heavy, so we will have it up there later. I stayed up for the better part of the night thining about you. I hope you are doing well up there in heaven, here on earth, it's not so good. Utill later. We love you, so much. Donnie, Latona, Trinity, and Abby Kat
Post by crazyclown on Nov 12, 2004 15:31:03 GMT -5
hey its me again i just wanted to tell everyone thanks for the support and the flowers and everything you have done. Iris thank you for being such a great friend to diane and us as well. God has surely blessed you. Diane, i wish you could let me know how beautiful heaven is. i know it must be different than any place we could ever imagine. i know you are watching over us, we all feel you in everything we do. like after we got done sewing the grass seeds i was talking to donnie and he was filling the jeep with all his hunting stuff. when he grabbed his tree stand i seen a coffee cup down in it and i told donnie when he pulled it out it was the one he bought you at myrtle beach that said "dana" on it. lisa said it was down at the house and didnt know how it ended up in the tree stand.... so i know your watching over them while they are hunting. there is so much that reminds me of you and i have shed many tears but then i remember that you are in heaven a place where i can only dream of til my time comes. please save me a spot up in heaven with you... i love you diane and lisa thinks about you a lot. continue to watch over us and giving us all signs telling us you are ok. love you always your son in law joey
hey joey lisa may god be with you during this time of sorrow i lost my dad 5 months ago and i know what your going throw just remember shes in a better place and u got a angel looking over you i know my dad is looking over me and one day well be in heaven with the ones we lost if u dont got a clue who i am im siller that goes to church with ya tell lisa if she ever needs me she knowes were i am may god be with you in your time of pain
Diane, Well I guess the coffee cup brought the boys some good luck, or was a sign of some sort, Jerry killed one, and Donnie killed two, right out of that tree stand. It is so lonely without you here. You always got onto me when I turned agonostic, you told me to believe in prayer, and that heaven was real. I so hope that it is. I wish so much to see you again. I just get down on life sometimes, well, all the time I guess, and it is hard to believe there is a God sometimes, with all of the bad stuff there is going on.(you know what I am talking about). But you kept at me, not to lose my faith. I sure hope heaven is real, I do want to go there. Just to see you again. I hope you could hear what I said, when the nurse said it was your final breath, I told you to not be afraid, I saw a tear come out of your eye, I sure hope that ment you could hear me, cause I love you, and I didn't want you to be afraid, and I will take care of Donnie, Trin, and Abby, don't worry. I promised you that, and I will. Until next time.
Diane We are trying to get Thanksgiving dinner plans on the way, we are gonna eat down at your house, and Larry is gonna cook the turkey, and of course, you know what I got stuck with. I know this is the way you would of wanted it, it just won't be the same though. I am doing a little better now. I got the stuff you wanted me to have, I will ware the St Christopher's medallion in your honor, I will ware it proudly. I didn't think you had left me anything, I wasn't expecting nothing really. All the rest of the stuff, I am gonna put in the curio, with your nursing pics up. I know you would of liked that. If I could trade it all, to have you here now, I would. I started to pick up the phone to call you the other day, but as I was dialing, I realized and I hung it back up. I just cried and cried, till there was nothing left. I read the book that Mom lent you, Lisa gave it back, it comforted me some. I sure do miss you Diane, and I hope all what they say is true.
Just wanted to let you know, Abby, is singing those kooky songs now that you sang to her. She keeps going "I do, I do, I do, I do, I do". She points at your picture and says "Na Na." I love and miss you Diane, this is so hard.
Mom i have been coming here everyday and reading what everyone has been saying. I am just now getting the courage to write something. I have no idea on what to say but besides i love you and i miss you so much. It still doesnt seem real. Everyday i get up i still look for you to be sitting at the table waiting to yell at me and tell me its time to get up. I dont know what i am going to do without you. You were my life, my rock who was strong for me and even tho we didnt act like it all the time you were my best friend no one knew me better than you. i still dont know if i can make it without you. I am trying so hard to do everything that i think you would want me to do. I cook and i clean everyday. I just hope that i dont disapoint you. Sometimes i feel like you are here with me. And if i think your here i always say i love you mom. Little Snookers came down the other day and went through the house saying mawmaw it broke my heart.. I just looked at him and pointed up at your picture and said theres mawmaw. And abbyKat kept pointing at your picture saying nana. I know your here with us mom, But i just wished that i could talk to you.. I get so lonely sometimes. Since you told me not to come up to your grave everyday i havent been. But i do look out the window at you. Dad is doing good he'll be back from lana's on saturday and he's planning on going back to work on monday. Which i think thats good for him. He misses you to even tho he wont talk about it.. i know he misses you. I hope that you are having the time of your life right now in heaven. I know how happy it made you to finally get to go home. I Bet you gave your granny and papaw the biggest hug in the world. Along with mike to. Give them all a hug for me. Well mom I am going to go for now but never forever. I'll be back tomorrow. I love you and miss you mommy. Just remember what i told you. I'll Love You Forever Like You For Always As Long As I'm Living My Mommy You'll be :-) I Love you
LISA,THIS IS GLADYS..I KNOW HOW IT IS TO LOSE A MOM...WE ALL TAKE OUR MOMS FOR GRANTED UNTIL WE LOSE THEM...I KNOW DIANA IS WATCHING OVER EACH AND EVERYONE OF U ALL...I PRAY FOR U ALL...GOD WILL GIVE U STRENGTH IT TAKES TO GO ON IF U WILL LET HIM..WHEN I LOST MOM IT WAS SO HARD...SHE HAS BEEN GONE FOR 17 MONTHS NOW AND STILL I WISH I COULD TALK TO HER AND DAYS ARE SO HARD AND THEN DAYS ARNT SO BAD...LOVE YOU GIRL...
Lisa, I know that Diane is very proud of you right now. You are doing so good and I am proud of you too. The babies love you, Donnie and Jerry loves you, Larry loves you, Joey loves you, Me and Maggie love you, and you have so many friends like Amy and Julie that absolutely adore you. Don't ever forget that. Lisa, you have so much of Diane in you that you can't fail in life. Diane was a fighter, and she passed that along to you. You don't see it, but I see it every day more and more, especially now that she is gone. I laugh at you sometimes even with the things you say like, "I'll talk AT cha later" That is so Diane. I hadn't ever noticed it before, but she really lives within you, don't forget that. Cancer can't kill that honey. Tona
I want to share this poem I wrote for diana my mother-in-law
A Wonderful Mother-In-law
I never had a Mother-In-Law as good to me as you
For all my problems I had all the answers you knew
The times we spent together in the past they will always linger an last
You have been so greatfully kind I wish we could do all the things I have in mind
You have brought so much joy to my life I'm glad I'm part of the family an your sons wife
To tell you how much I love you the time will never end
So all the time I have to be with you i must spend
I hope somewhere in your heart this poem will touch
An to tell you that I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH.
Iwrote this poem to diana before she got real sick an she loved it an so did I I love you diana an I miss you so much. I miss all the good times we had so I hope one day I will get to see you agian. (I love you so much cant wait to see your face again)
P.S. Your grand children are doing just fine.
Loving You Always Your Daughter-In-Law Maggie Gail Owens