Heidi Rensink's Journal
Written Apr 17, 2011 11:48pm
Since it’s your two year anniversary, I thought I’d write you a little letter. I’m not sure what other people do at this point, but this seemed like the right thing to do for me. I haven’t written much lately, so we’ll see how this goes. Sometimes, just putting things in writing makes it real and gives you a point of reference. Maybe someday when I look back on this anniversary, I’ll say … “Gosh, I’m much stronger now, or much wiser, or maybe I’ll be just a little less crazy than I used to be!” That’s my purpose … we will see.
To begin with, I’m amazed that two years have passed, already. It really IS hard to believe. For months afterwards, I felt a “disconnect” from life around us…,.. it wasn’t intentional, it just happens. You are in your own little world, trying to cope and feeling so much sadness. It is awful!!! … Not until you have experienced a great loss, can one truly understand the magnitude of that heartache. We all felt that with losing you, Heidi.
Of course, we still miss you. But, we are not at a loss for pictures and such to remember your craziness by. Your room is still purple and filled with your artistic ways. We’ve been watching home movies, again, of when you kids were little. Good times … good laughs … they are so precious. You loved making and being in movies … we’re so glad about that!
Your favorite MN Twins have started their second season at Target Field. You would love that place. Being the huge fan, I’m sure you’ve checked it out from your vantage point. (haha) Mom humor …
It’s getting late, Happy 2nd anniversary in Heaven, Heidi! Please keep a watchful eye on all of your crazy relatives and friends here on earth! We love you and miss you!
On this special day, full of SUNSHINE, gifts of love from family and friends adorned your grave. A great tribute to you!
We love you to Heaven and back,
Written Mar 4, 2011 11:48pmOur dearest Heidi ~
We're missing you on your 24th birthday ...
Even with the passage of time, our hearts still ache ...
Heaven has a special angel in you! We love and miss you very much.
Written Jul 9, 2010 11:43pm
I have a special request of those who still follow Heidi’s website. Thank you, by the way.
We have a dear neighbor in need of your help. Jan Bogenrief had a mishap with her motorized wheelchair which ended in a fall from the top of her outside ramp leading to her front door. The fall broke the femur in both legs, her ankle in three places, a shoulder and wrist. She is currently in the Waconia hospital, after surgery today.
Jan was always very supportive in our journey with Heidi, and wrote on her Caringbridge page many times. She continues to be a great friend and neighbor.
Please add Jan to your prayer list, as she will be away from home for quite some time. I know that Heidi is watching over this dear lady from heaven above.
Jan’s website: www.caringbridge.org/visit/janicekaybrownbogenrief
We thank you for your continued prayers for our family, as well. Not a day goes by that we don't think of Heidi.
Love and Hugs to you,