Sunday, November 14, 2010

Always Enough Room for Two



My twin sister and I were the luckiest little girls in the world, growing up. We had a mom and a dad that truly loved us but another set of parents...godparents who loved us tremendously. They didn't have children of their own at the time so we were their "Cookie and Candy" as they nicknamed us.

My godparents went to the same church we did and it was a known fact that we would sit in our godparents lap during service. My godmother had the most richest, wonderful singing voice. My godfather held both my sis and I on his lap at the same time. He would hand us each a piece of candy to keep the wiggles away.

We also spent time with them at their house where we loved tickling our godfather. He would pinch us and then we'd pinch him back. Eventually, it became our way of reminding him that we loved him, always writing on birthday cards, "Pinch Uncle Herschel for me." They brought joy to us as much as I know we brought joy to them.

One memory that I hold close to me is when Uncle Herschel decided to take us, "his girls" fishing for the first time. It was all we could talk about. It was going to be our outing. Needless to say, Uncle Herschel had to unstick our fishing lines from so many trees as we attempted to catch the biggest fish, that eventually, all he did was sit back and chuckle. I realized then, that that was what made him the happiest...spending time with his girls.

They moved to Michigan when we were 8 years old. It was a sad time for us. I never imagined what life would be like without them around.

Friday, my godfather passed away. The helplessness of knowing that his prognosis wasn't good was tough for me and my twin sister. We wanted to be there, to say goodbye, but most of all, give him one last pinch.

For now, we'll just have to owe him one!

18 comments:

Mari said...

I'm sorry for your loss. They sound like really special people!

Buckeroomama said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. Everyone should have a good set of godparents. I just wish that my children's godparents live nearer to us.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So sorry for your loss. ((HUGS))
What a sweet memory you have of him. Thank you for sharing.

iKandi said...

What a blessing he was to you and you to him! Im sorry for your loss! Thank you so much for sharing your memories!
~Kandi
www.ikandi.org

Brian Miller said...

so sorry for your loss...he sounds like a great person...

Redbonegirl97 said...

I know I should have been here earlier after your comment on your page. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that your memories will help you through this time. I wanted to return the love because I so appreciate your kind words to me this weekend.

Peace, Love and Chocolate
Tiffany

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

Aaawwwww. I am so sorry for your loss. Those are really happy, wonderful memories you have.

Nezzy said...

Sweetie, know my heart and prayers are with you. He sounds like a treasured Godfather who will always hold a special place in your heart.

Take care and have a beautiful day!

♥Georgie♥ said...

I am cryin...what a blessing and what a post!

Stacy Lynn said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. The relationship you described with your uncle reminded me of my grandfather...especially the "give him a pinch from me" bit. Hugs and prayers to all.

Andrea said...

Praying for you,
andrea

blueviolet said...

That was a sweet memory you have of him. I'm sorry you lost him though. :(

Veronica Lee said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. ((Hugs)) to you. He sounds like a wonderful person.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh Simone, My heart is with you and your sister. It's easy to see what a special relationship you had with your Godfather and how much you will miss him. Sending extra hugs your way. xo jj

Relyn said...

Cookie and Candy. I LOVE that. I also love this picture. It's just wonderful.

Reyna said...

I have never known that kind of love from anyone.

How blessed to have had him in your life!
It seems that he has contributed to your caring heart and sense of humor among other things.
He is permanently a part of you.

I am sorry for the temporary separation between you.
Isn't it wonderful to know that God has him in his care?
And will hold your heart while it heals.

dana said...

Maybe now I better understand why you are the way you are and I can never be like you.

You were loved, cherished and made to feel special. How lucky you are and I'm happy for you!

For just a taste of the difference, check out my blog today.

Petula said...

What beautiful memories to have ... I hope they're soothing to you. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. You definitely made me think of my godparents. My godfather passed some time ago, but I think I'll send a note to my godmother - who I haven't talked to in awhile - just to let her know I'm thinking of her.

 

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