happy birthday wishes being sent up to heaven today to Oma Schmidt. she would be 92 today.
she was the most special person in my life, and i miss her dearly each and every day. maybe this is weird to some, but i am so glad and relieved that i was able to stand beside her and hold her hand as she took her last breath after a fight with breast cancer.
i bawled the day Kinley met j's grandparents, as it brought an overwhelming feeling of emotion to me that she would never meet my Oma. but on the same note, i know her spirit is carried in Kinley, in this odd way. that's why her middle name is Anna, and it suits her so well.
"And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us" Romans 5:5
Oma's favourite verse. it was written on a piece of well loved paper and tucked into her jewellery box.