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My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

November 20, 2011

Sadness in the family



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.
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8 comments:

Florence said...

I am sorry for your loss, hold onto to all your memories. Holding you all up in prayer. Farm Girl Hugs Florence

Junebug said...

My heart go out to you during this time of loss. Aunt's hold a very special place in our lives. I know you have many memories to hold onto. Yesterday I attended the "Big party" for my mother in law. What great stories, pictures and laughs we had. Thinking of you and your family, June

Mary said...

I'n sorry for your loss Cheryl. I'll be thinking of you and your family, Mary

Debby said...

So sorry about your
Aunt Alyce. I am sure you will miss her as well as the rest of your family. ((((HUGS)))))

Mindy said...

I'm so sorry for the loss in your family. It's difficult but it's comforting to have such wonderful memories of such a wonderful woman.

This is not Mindy, this is Marla at Always Nesting, using my daughter's computer and unable to access google without leaving this page.

Carol............. said...

Oh, Cheryl, I'm sorry about your aunt. My sympathies are with your and your family.

Callie said...

I so am sorry for the loss you and your family must feel. She sounds like such a lovely person, I didn't know her and I have tears. Take good care of yourself, dear. Be sure you rest and eat.

A Quiet Corner said...

Cheryl, I was so to read about your Aunt passing. I've been disconected since we left Virginia...awaiting internet. My thoughts and prayer are with you, your Mom...:)JP