Thursday, July 1, 2021

Goodbye is not furever

 Perhaps one of our oldest blogging buddies and furever furend Frankie scurried off to the bridge the other day. While I know he is safe there with all his buddies, I know that his Mama's heart is breaking into a zillion pieces.  

Loss of our fur-children is hard. Perhaps one of our hardest losses. It leaves a huge hole in our hearts. We try to remember that goodbye is not furever. We will see our loved ones again. That is what I choose to believe. 

To Lana and Ernie, we send you hugs, love and our sincerest condolences. The blogging community mourns with you.

We all loved Frankie like he was our own. He will be missed but remains close in our hearts.

See you at the Taco Stand someday Frankie. When you done having your taco, go find G-PA Bob and share an ice cream with him.

Hugs,

Kim & Rolf




Sunday, February 14, 2021

Love stays in the heart

 Happy Valentine's Day from these two heavenly angels.




Sunday, January 31, 2021

Birthday Memories







Happy heavenly birthday sweet Lily Belle. Today you would have been 17.

Love & miss you always,

Mommy & Daddy


Thursday, January 14, 2021

Seventy One

Happy birthday to the man who keeps me sane, happy, healthy, loved, supported and so much more....

Love you Rolf!



Hugs,

Kimberly

xoxoxo



Thursday, December 31, 2020

 May 2021 bring you all good health & happiness.



Happy New Year!

Kim & Rolf


Monday, December 28, 2020

Sweet 16

 

Our little gray goose

Spending your sweet 16th birthday at the Rainbow Bridge. We pray it will be a beautiful day for you up there.

Love and miss you soooo much Muffin.

Hugs,

Mommy & Daddy


Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas

 Wishing all our friends a safe and very Merry Christmas!



Sending ton's of love to the Rainbow Bridge and to Heaven. We miss you all.



Hugs,

Kim & Rolf



Friday, December 11, 2020

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Three

It's been three years already Lily Belle since you scurried off to the Bridge. In my heart it seems like just yesterday. But at times it feels like forever since I've held you in my arms. The emotions are still so raw. I'm not sure the heart ever fully heals. 

I hope you're having fun up there with Muffin, Grandma & G-Pa Bob. Tell them I miss them too.

 







You're in our thoughts and hearts every single day!

Love forever,

Mommy & Daddy

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Birthday Love

Even tho you are in heaven celebrating your 96th birthday, you are always in my heart.

G-Pa Bob

I love and really miss you Dad. 

Forever your girl,

Kim

xoxoxo





Monday, September 21, 2020

Your time has come..... 9-17-2020

My beautiful and sweet Mother in law, Ursula, has left this earthly world to be healed and become whole again in Heaven.

Twelve years of dementia. Nine in a vegatative state. No one deserves this disease!

While Rolf and I can't attend her funeral in NY, I wrote her eulogy which our one nephew Kyle will read on our behalf. 

Mom, this is for you.

She was a strong woman who lived her life with purpose and courage. Living through rough times in Germany and trying to provide for and raise a family proved to be extremely difficult. Dad and Mom made the decision in 1957 to make the move to this country called America. We boarded a ship called the United States and voyaged for 6 days until we arrived at Ellis Island. A new place to call home. A new journey. A new beginning. Just try to even imagine what was going through Moms mind at that time. I tell you, that’s a strong woman to deal with that! That shows her strength and courage.

She was a devoted wife and mother. She was a devoted mother-in-law. She was a very devoted grandmother who loved her grandkids immensely. She was a devoted friend to many. She was devoted to her religion.

She was a caring mother who nurtured her children and raised them with principle and honor.

She was kind and gentle. She was stern when she needed to be. She loved to sing and had the voice of an angel. She sang many times with the VonTrapp family singers. She was loved in some way by all of you here today.

Mom appreciated the little things in life. A smile, a hug, fresh picked flowers from the garden, all animals, a tasty sandwich, a letter or phone call from a friend or even a well made Manhattan. Prost! The list of little things could go on forever.

There is so much more I could tell you about Ursula but then you would be sitting here for a much longer time. And…. I can hear her saying…. “enough about me.”

Mom, though we all said good bye to you many years ago when this horrible disease fully kicked in, Kim and I want you to know we are really going to miss you now that your spirit has flown away to go live in peace. We will miss your silly laugh, your generosity and your zest for life. But most of all, we will miss your love.

Thank you Mom for all the wonderful years we’ve had together. Thank you for being the BEST Mom a guy could ask for.

The time has come….. Lay down now and rest with the angels Mom.

Let your voice be heard as you sing your song in all the glories of Heaven. If we take a pause in life, we WILL be able to hear you once again.

In our hearts I know… you will always be with us.

We love you Mom!

Auf wiedersehen

Rolf & Kimberly

Mom always had Dachshunds! This is her grand-doggie.


We were blessed to have a video call with her an hour before her passing. Thanks to Rolf's Sister.

This Friday, we will have a life video feed from the funeral home, church and cemetery. We will be with you in spirit.

God speed Mom.



Tuesday, September 15, 2020

One then Two

 


I imagine this is what heaven looks like
Back to the beginning
young
healthy
happy
Back with your 1st Mommy (aka Grandma) & your 1st Daddy (aka G-Pa Bob)

Two years ago today you gained your beautiful wings
Days have turned to weeks
weeks to months
months turned into 2 years

Grief has no end.....

We will see you again someday Muffin.


Love you forever sweet girl,
Mommy #2 & Daddy #2




Monday, August 31, 2020

Our sweet friend Bella

Yesterday, the Rainbow Bridge gained the most special angel. Her name was Bella and we loved her like our own.

She was released from our earthly world..... gently, lovingly and with kind and compassionate hands.

To Rolf and I, she was an honorary Dachshund. OK, so she was 70 pounds. But it was 70 pounds of mush and love.

We HATE cancer and all that it takes from us.

Rolf and I promised you that we will take care of your Mama and Grandpa. We know first hand the pain they feel.

Run and frolic in the gentle breeze sweet Bella. I know that Lily and Muffin were right there to greet you to the Bridge.

You will forever remain in our hearts.


Aunt Kim & Uncle Rolf



Tuesday, July 14, 2020

5 + 1

Five years plus 1 day..... That's how long you've been gone from our physical presence. 

I hear you Dad. I feel you Dad. I know that you're still here in the house with me Dad. For that I'm thankful. 

That was my Dad (aka G-Pa Bob), always worried about his family. It's good to know that from Heaven, he still cares!


Love and miss you every day Dad.

Kim
xoxo



Friday, January 31, 2020

Another year.....

How is it possible that you are spending another birthday in heaven and away from us. Sweet Lily Belle, it will always break our hearts that you are not here with us. I can't even type your name without crying still. So hard. Too hard.

Happy 16th birthday sweetheart.


We will love you forever and always,
Mommy & Daddy


Saturday, December 28, 2019

Our Girl


We hope that heavenly birthday's are the best! Happy birthday Muffin.

We love and miss you soooooo much.

Hugs,
Mommy & Daddy


Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Ho, Ho, Ho

May your Christmas be sweet and yummy and your 2020 be bright!


(These Santa cookies are a family tradition. I make them every year. The cookie mold is 63 years old and still going strong!)


Hugs,
Kim & Rolf

Sunday, December 1, 2019

2


Remembering with love, our sweet Lily Belle on her 2nd Angelversary.

We miss you tremendously Monkey.

xoxox
Mommy & Daddy


Sunday, November 10, 2019

Miss Bella

This is our friend Bella. She is our friends certified therapy dog. We call her Yaya because she reminds us of a sweet, old Grandma. Bella is 12. We are dog sitting for the week while her owner is out of town. It is too hard for her to travel especially from FL to PA where the weather is cold.

We love having Bella with us. She's a true love bug. Rolf and I have made her an honorary Dachshund. We knew Lily and Muffin wouldn't mind.

(This is the first time in over a year that we've had a dog in the house. Bittersweet!)


#graysnoutsrule

Hugs,
Kim

Sunday, September 15, 2019

They say.....

I've heard somewhere that they say the first year is the hardest. I think that year #1 sucked and I can't imagine year #2 will be any easier.

Our hearts are so empty without you Muffin.



Not a day goes by that thoughts of you don't cross our hearts.....

xoxox