"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

The Burckhard Family

The Burckhard Family

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bittersweet Birthday....

Our "Sissybeth" turns 15 today! We had her little birthday celebration early this morning (7:30 a.m.) because she is going to Kenmare after school to do stats for the boys basketball team. That means she won't be back home until after 10 or 11 tonight.

Then, around 10:30 a.m. we received a phone call that my Granny went home to be with the Lord. She was 99 years old. We are glad she is at peace but still feel the loss.

So as we celebrate the birth of our oldest daughter, we are saddened by the loss of our dear, sweet Granny!


  1. I liked the blog today-we can certainly see where our Sissybeth gets her writing skills-you have a natural way with words yourself. It tied two important events of this day together in a wonderful way. We love you!

    Love, Mother and Father

  2. I haven't seen this entry before, but I'm going to have to show it to grandma Mary and share the picture with her as well.