Tuesday, August 4, 2009


We had a sad weekend. Mamaw Cliburn passed away Friday night. She had cancer, and there was no way her 83 year old body was going to beat it. We are really going to miss her. She was one of a kind. She definitley didn't act 83, and she surely didn't dress like she was 83. She would give me her clothes that didn't fit her or she didn't like, and I would actually wear them! Her friends ranged in age from 18 to 80. She thought all of Matt, Marianna and Marcus's friends were her best friends too. She had the mind of a 20 year old. She knew every major league player and their stats. She knew every baseball game that was coming on and which channel. You couldn't be around her without laughing. She and Matt were very close. He was her first grandchild, and Myers was her first great-grandchild. It's going to be very weird without her, but we know she was excited to see Papa on Friday night!

I also want to say that I am so sad for Matt's mom. She has lost her dad, husband and mother in less that two and a half years. She is the strongest woman I know. If I were in her position, I don't think I could continue the way she does. As I stand back and watch her, she is always comforting someone else. She always speaks positive words and is looking for some way to help someone else (especially her kids). I have an amazing mother-in-law. I know she is going to miss her mama so much!

1 comment:

  1. so cute, i am so glad ya'll have those pictures from that day at her house, so when myers gets older ya'll can show him and tell him how much his great mamaw loved him and what a truly amazing person she was!
    Terry Champion