Sunday, November 09, 2008

Sweet Aunt Janie

passed away this morning.

Aunt Janie
1927-2008

This is a very difficult time for my mom, as this was her last remaining immediate family member. Up until a few months ago my aunt was very active and just recently things took a tragic turn. Too much suffering, too much pain. She is now at peace and my mom was by her side.

My Aunt Janie was so much fun and was such an animal lover. I just realized I posted a little story about her back in May, a few months before she had fallen ill.

I'm going to miss her very much. I still have the nightgown she gave me when I was 10, on one of my visits to her house. She let me borrow it and I felt so grown up that she insisted I keep it. I'll have it forever.

Here come more tears...

20 comments:

amanda said...

I am so sorry for you and your Mom. Thinking of you...

karengberger said...

I am so sorry to hear this. She sounds like a wonderful, sweet, fun auntie; those memories are precious treasures. I pray for comfort for you and your whole family. God bless you and especially your dear mom. Love from over here.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am sorry for your loss. She sounds like a real gem though. I hope your Mom fares well.....take care, Suz

Christina Shaver said...

First of all, Aunt Janie is beautiful. Wow. I'm sure she's beautiful now in spirit too.

Today in church we sang a song about saying farewell but that we would meet again tomorrow.

I'm sorry you and your family has had to say goodbye, for now, to your aunt. I will keep her in my prayers.

I hope you are doing okay.

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

May God bless your auntie with peace and serenity. I'm so sorry to read of her passing. My thoughts are with you and with your mom, and with Tiger as well, because if Aunt Janie loved Tiger as much as she did, I can only imagine the devotion Tiger felt for Aunt Janie.

Call me if you need anything. I'll fly up to Seattle. Let me know. Achilles & Milo send their love and head nuzzles. We're thinking of you our tiny Golden friend.

ChiTown Girl said...

Aw, honey, I'm so so sorry about your aunt. Your poor mom must be devastated. I'll be saying prayers for you whole family to get through this difficult time. You know where I am if you need something. Love you.

Live For Today said...

I am sorry to read about your aunt, and you and your family are in my thoughts. She is at peace now.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

I'm sorry for your loss, my friend. I will keep you especially your Mom in my prayers.

Moi said...

Being such a vibrant and lively woman, as I understood her to be, it's likely that you feel her presence close by, always...

Love you, Laura. A huge hug to you and to your wonderful Mother.

Clippy Mat said...

that is sad. :-(
sorry for your loss. i hope the happy memories will be of comfort to you.
that was a sweet story you had posted about her.
so nice that you gave her so much love while she was here.
:-))

McNattums said...

So sorry to hear about your Aunt. I'm sure you have plenty of memories to keep her spirit alive.

Lizy said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Laura.

Laurie Keller said...

I love the story about Aunt Janie. She is so classy in this photo. You look so much like her. I'm sorry you have lost her. Your Mom is fortunate you are aware of how hard this is for her. Take care and I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. xoxo.

lizziebelle said...

i am thinking of you and so sorry you and your mom have lost such a special lady. i will keep you all in my thoughts. xoxo

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

I pray that you and your family are feeling well today.

I read your comment on my blog and that is SO true…we were so excited for that little bit of “stormy” weather, weren’t we? We sat and enjoyed matche tea lattes as we stared at the clouds, and Achilles just sat there staring at us like we’d lost our minds.

Then there were Wrigley and Chumley staring at us through your living room window, PISSED off that they couldn’t come outside with us! I miss you too, my friend. We’ll meet again soon!

Your furnephews love you to pieces and send their licks and slobbers.

Kate said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

LBluca77 said...

I am sorry to hear about your aunt. She sounded like a wonderful lady.

Bon Don said...

I'm sorry for your loss.
That was a sweet story you posted, loving and comforting thoughts are being sent to you & your family.

Maggie said...

I'm so sorry for you loss Laura. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Smileygirl said...

Thank you for your sympathy and kind words about my aunt. It was a comfort to read.