Love is important

swanslake54
By swanslake54 Latest Reply 2014-12-27 01:02:33 -0600
Started 2011-10-28 14:44:13 -0500

Today is another gift from God, rejoice and be glad in it!
Last night the family gathered in my aunt's room and we reminisced and laugh about all the beautiful memories, she's leaving with us. The grand-kids (now with families of their own) laughed about how she would pop popcorn and take the lid off so they could catch the kernels in mid-air. we remembered her powerful muscadine wine, LOL, that was always ready by Christmas. The Sunday meals at her house were some of her happiest times. We're not sure if she could hear us but she would blink some. Her oldest son promised her that we will stay together, she had a wonderful time at her 89th birthday party 10/29/10 with family all around, just a year ago. Things can change in the blink of an eye. There is nothing like family, cherish yours and show love toward one another.


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RebDee
RebDee 2014-12-27 00:50:35 -0600 Report

A person who has been loved and gives love never leaves us as we always have the memories to pop up by some trigger or another.

tabby9146
tabby9146 2011-11-01 11:44:51 -0500 Report

I love your post! My mother just turned 84 yesterday, on Halloween. I cherish the time I have with her she was a much "older" mom, back in those days, nearly 40 but these days,someone that age would not be considered too old to have a child. My brother and I were adopted as infants. We could not have been adopted into a more loving family. We gave her a special dinner at my house Sunday night and presents.

swanslake54
swanslake54 2011-11-01 14:02:49 -0500 Report

My aunt went home to Glory, yesterday morning. She will be missed dearly but she left such a wonderful legacy behind. She was surrounded by loved ones everyday until the end. I thank God for blessing me with two awesome MOMS.

swanslake54
swanslake54 2011-11-01 16:47:28 -0500 Report

Thanks to each of you that took the time to express a kind thought for me and my family. We're never ready for death and having people to ease the hurt means so very much. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.

pixsidust
pixsidust 2011-10-29 00:46:46 -0500 Report

Its easy to get mad at someone you are close to. Perhaps a habit of bickering has developed. I had this happen to me. Then I recalled this is the person I love. Everything seemed to melt away to wanting to show love, speak kindly and the countenance of the other brightened. Moments are so important…Love, protection and tenderness should always what the ones we love experience from us

God Bless your family in this time of loss. Thanks to this Aunt who leaves you a beautiful legacy. You carry her inside each one of you.

Mickey/CCHT
Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-28 20:06:13 -0500 Report

Amen to that! That was wonderful. Thank you for sharing this. Rejoicing in your family is such a nice way to honor them. Family is so important and sometimes i think because they are always right there we tend to take them for granted. I know when my mom passed suddenly a year ago that it left a gaping hole in all of our lives. There was not getting to talk to her and say good bye. You and your family were blessed with that opportunity. I say hold your loved ones close and always let them know how much you love them. You never know when God is going to call someone home. God Bless you and your family

RebDee
RebDee 2014-12-27 01:02:33 -0600 Report

On May 23, 2012, my 94 year old Mother who had Alzheimer's died, just three days before her birthday. I was her caregiver. Whenever she tired, she would say to me "I like Shelley (my sister) better than you." and because it hurt me to have her say that, I would leave her company until the next day when I would come back. The day before she died (and she told me she was ready to die), she said to me, "Do you know why I like Shelley better than you?" Of course, I didn't have any idea why. "Its because you were born on your father's birthday so he liked you best." This of course was not true but at least I had an answer to why she said that. She died peacefully in her sleep because she was ready but I was not. I miss her.

RebDee
RebDee 2014-12-27 01:02:01 -0600 Report

On May 23, 2012, my 94 year old Mother who had Alzheimer's died, just three days before her birthday. I was her caregiver. Whenever she tired, she would say to me "I like Shelley (my sister) better than you." and because it hurt me to have her say that, I would leave her company until the next day when I would come back. The day before she died (and she told me she was ready to die), she said to me, "Do you know why I like Shelley better than you?" Of course, I didn't have any idea why. "Its because you were born on your father's birthday so he liked you best." This of course was not true but at least I had an answer to why she said that. She died peacefully in her sleep because she was ready but I was not. I miss her.

RebDee
RebDee 2014-12-27 01:01:22 -0600 Report

On May 23, 2012, my 94 year old Mother who had Alzheimer's died, just three days before her birthday. I was her caregiver. Whenever she tired, she would say to me "I like Shelley (my sister) better than you." and because it hurt me to have her say that, I would leave her company until the next day when I would come back. The day before she died (and she told me she was ready to die), she said to me, "Do you know why I like Shelley better than you?" Of course, I didn't have any idea why. "Its because you were born on your father's birthday so he liked you best." This of course was not true but at least I had an answer to why she said that. She died peacefully in her sleep because she was ready but I was not. I miss her.

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