About Me

I have lived in south Dakota, all of my life. My family is here, my roots are here. While I don't spend alot of time with "family", we always manage to bond together, when times get tough. Gunnar's death is more proof, of that.I also have a huge family of friends, and this "family"also pulls together, in a heart beat,when necessary. My parents live about 70 miles away, my husbands parents live about 7 miles from our house.

Friday, July 29, 2011

He sits in Heaven

He sits in Heaven

He sits in Heaven, watching you.
He's sorry for all he's put you through.
He sees your tears, grief you try to hide.
The lonely nights, endless since he died.
He wants you to know, he loved his life,
Happiness like sunshine, through struggle and strife.
You raised him with kindness, with discipline and love.
From a boy to a man, when push came to shove.
He thanks you Mom, for seeing him through,
sometimes it was hard, but you knew what to do.
He thanks you Dad, for the love you spent,
bonding father to son, time was heaven sent.
He thanks you Brother, for being a friend,
for loving and caring to the bitter end.
He thanks you Sister, for what you taught,
that family is precious, it means alot.
He misses you all and He's watching you.
Keep him close to your heart, feel his love shine through.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

The "lost" patch..........

This "patch" was my birthday gift from Gunnar (along with a set of dog tags) for my 44th birthday, in 2004, when he was home for R&R over the 4th of July. It was part of the patriotic Christmas tree at Doren's Bar, when Gunnar died. When I brought it home, I put it somewhere, "really" safe. I finally found it, again, during the last blizzard. I've been going to "retake" the picture, and add the dog tags. I however, am a procrastinator............

Saturday, July 02, 2011


From gunnar's mom

Some days, nothing brings more comfort, than wearing one of Gunnar's old shirts. Today, as hard as I try, the above photo stays embedded in my mind! (pic taken July 4, 2004, while Gunnar was home on R & R) Try, as I might, I just can't force myself, to wear this shirt. I hope your "grin" is as big as Gunnar's. (The joke's on Mom!) Pictured below is the back, of this shirt. (click on the pic, to enlarge!)