Saturday, March 29, 2008

In remembrance

This week our family lost someone very close to us, B's Great Aunt - 'Auntie' to us. But this is not a sad post. Auntie was a remarkable lady and someone who showed an extraordinary zest for life. Her last few years marked many firsts for her, including some described here, as well as a trip to France - her first international trip in her 80-something years!

She also had an amazing sense of humor, as you can see here...
...as well as a truly generous soul. And because she lived these last few years to their fullest, it is with peace that we know she is now at her final rest.

Since I am unable to be there for her remembrance today, and because I had shared a little bit about her here in the past, I thought I would publicly honor her memory here again.

Auntie we will miss you, but you have made us all richer for having shared your life with us.

7 comments:

mle said...

Oh, I'm so sorry you lost someone you loved. It sounds like she was a wonderful person!

Mouse said...

What a great photo - even though I didn't know "Auntie"- the photo made me smile! Thanks for sharing her with us!

Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. She sounds like she was an amazing woman.

Cora said...

"When angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove; but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts." Unknown
You and B have one more guardian angel.

Nonnahs said...

I feel as though I knew Auntie, from hearing so much about her and how she enjoyed life so much in recent years. She will be missed. Hugs to you and B. xo-S.

Nasus said...

Thank you for reminding me how much the people we love enrich our lives. My thoughts are with you guys!

Krista said...

Thank you so much for posting that picture. I remember seeing it before, but I had forgotten about it. She did have a great sense of humor (as did Grandma and Grandpa), and it's great to remember her being silly like that.