November 20, 2011
Today, I am Thankful for my Mom. She is 82 years young. She is the youngest of 4 girls in a large family of 10. Several of her siblings have passed away during her life time, including her parents. She has had a few illnesses as she ages, but She is a strong woman. I am especially thankful She is still with us . Yesterday her oldest sister of 90 died unexpectedly, we now know from cancer. She had not been feeling well for a few days.. My Aunt was a "Rock" in her family. Her family nicknamed her that "Rocky". Aunt Alyce had a good long life and lived it to the fullest with her children and grandchildren. I know her absence will leave a large void in her immediate family and my heart aches for them today. As Thanksgiving approaches I can only think how grateful I am that I have close family ties and we have Mom still with us. This year my Mom will be with her own remaining sister and nieces and nephews, as they gather around their table, they will celebrate the life and Love that Aunt Alyce leaves behind.. RIP dear one..You will be missed by every one. ( she didn't want a service, just that later her family have a Big Party)... That was so like her....
Thank you all for your kind words, I appreciate them.
Posted by Cheryl Severeide at 9:10 AM