"Yes, Bella, I saw you smiling at me..."

"Yes, Bella, I saw you smiling at me..."
..and I did see that beautiful Rose too! Love you. Great Grandma Jean

Dear Great Grandma Jean: I wanted to give you this rose, but

Dear Great Grandma Jean:  I wanted to give you this rose, but
when I looked up I saw you way up high in the clouds, and you were way too far away for me to hand this to you. You looked so peaceful and you were smiling, so I smiled back - did you see me? I remember you wearing that sport-cap when all your hair fell out after you got that thing they call cancer. I was so hoping you'd get better, but when you didn't and you felt so badly, I just knew you needed to rest. Well, I can dry the rose petals; put some pretty perfume on them, and keep them in a little jar so I'll always remember the day I saw you floating on the cloud near Heaven. I love you. Bella

Friday, June 13, 2008

Jean's services were held today...

A day that we'll all remember; a day in Cincinnati - with storms, but after the clouds there will be sunshine. The flowers will bloom; the birds will sing, and Jean will smile down on those that have cried as they said good-bye. Jean will remember the days she gave birth to her children; the times with her husband Bill, and she'll be waiting until they'll all be joined together in that everlasting place we all heaven.
As Kahlil Gibran said: "Your children are not your
children; they come through you, not from you." "You can't ask that your
children strive to be like you, but you can strive to be like your
children." In the Kreutz family they merely strive to live life to the
fullest - like their mom and dad did - Jean did not make love of others a bond,
but they all did bond in mutual respect, and love.

Today we burned a candle in Jean's memory

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Today we received word that our son-in-law's mother had died late last night...

In Memory of Jean Kreutz: KREUTZ,
She was the beloved wife of the late William J. Kreutz, loving mother of William Jr. (Deb), James (Sue) and Chris (Lisa) Kreutz and Vicky (Tim) Mills, devoted grandmother of Zach, Eli, Jessica, Eric, Brittney, Kerri, Mark, Kaytlyn, Mike, William III, James II and Kyle and great-grandmother to Brooklynn, Isabella and Lane. Cherished sister of Tom (Margaret) Rotte. Passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2008. Age 77.
Because I awoke to this e-mail message, and felt that 'loss' again - missing so many who've left this beautiful world in the course of my life, I wanted to put a place for the few photos I had, as well as bring some comfort with music that could possibly help during this time.
Jean Kreutz was a wonderful mother; she had a wonderful family - her children are all so independent, kind, and caring. Jean had battled lung cancer at the same time my mother was battling breast cancer. In December of 2007, both Jean and my mother had been given the 'all clear', and we celebrated Christmas with great optimisim.
My mother is still healthy; Jean's cancer reappeared in February - it moved quickly, and she barely made another Mother's Day in 2008. While we all wanted her to live longer, none of us wanted her to continue to suffer the pain she was in. We all welcomed her relief from pain and suffering on June 10, 2008.