Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Another Goodbye

My Great Aunt Charlotte, 98, has died.  Even though it was expected, it still saddens me.  I know she is back in the embrace of her sweetheart, Uncle Pete, and surrounded by the family she loves so much.  Those of us she left behind will have to wait a season before we see her again, and it comforts me to know she will be there waiting for my mother.  The two of them were so very close, and loved each other so much. 

Her daughters, my cousins Charmaine and Diane, gave her so much love and devotion.  I am glad that Charlotte was able to die at home in her own bed, surrounded by love and peace.  What a beautiful gift her daughters gave to her. 

I'm glad I am a member of such a loving family.

Goodbye Charlotte.  Love you.


Rach said...

Maureen, your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Please let me know if you need anything.

Mel said...

It is always so sad to lose a loved one. Sorry to hear of your aunt's passing. Isn't the gospel great!! The knowledge we have makes it just a little easier. You are in our prayers.


Sorry to hear about your Aunt. Glad your family is so loving and able to be there for each other.

Tiffany said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers in this "bittersweet" time. I love you.