Wednesday, August 8, 2012

My Aunt got her wings today . . .

Aunt Mary and Mom
Today I stopped and thanked God for the gift of my Aunt Mary.  This morning, in the early hours, my aunt got her wings and peacefully left this life. A piece of you will always be in my heart Aunt Mary. From when I was a little girl and stayed with you in upper state New York - where I caught my first fireflies - to our rendezvous in Maine - to your visits in Oklahoma - they were always such special times. 

Aunt Mary was my favorite aunt, well, actually one of my most favorite people. She was my godmother too and I was always so proud of that. She had such strong faith, and a calm and gentle way that surrounded her and drew in others. I loved that about her. And she was just plain cool too! I loved that she did email and internet, traveled, fixed things, listened, and saw the best in people. Everyone should have an aunt like her!

God puts people in and out of our lives. Some just come and go and we don't even notice, and others, well, some of them are the ones we stop and thank God that He chose to touch our lives by gifting us with that person.  I think a little piece of those people becomes the fiber of who we are. I know that my aunt is part of the fiber of my life.

I bet there were lots of happy souls to greet you at those gates today. See you when I get there! I love you.

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, 
and let perpetual light shine upon her. 
May the souls of the faithful departed, 
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


  1. Kathy, I am so sad to hear this news. Beautiful words to remember her! I love you and am so glad I got to meet her. You and Nanny and Aunt Mary are in my prayers. xo.

  2. So sorry for your loss. As you described Aunt Mary, I saw you in everything you described in her. She obviously had an amazing influence in your life. I had many aunts but never really knew any of them. Awesome love you shared with her!
    Blessings to you!

    1. Thanks Denise. I am glad you are in my life too.


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