Friday, November 20, 2009
Today I am feeling so very sad. Last night my Aunt Do passed away. She is my mother's youngest sister, and also the youngest in their family. She's been ill off and on for the last few years and just never seemed to get much better. She died in Methodist Hospital in Indianpolis, after having spent the last 4 weeks there, and not getting better. I was fortunate in being able to go visit her on Tues, along with my sister, brother, and mother. I am so glad we made that visit. She was so happy to see us. It was the first thing she said. I am going to miss her so terribly much. She was like a best friend to me. We had shared so many confidences. I just can't imagine not having her around. I can still hear her voice in my head. I love her dearly..Life won't be the same without her just a phone call away.
Monday, November 16, 2009
I can't believe it's the middle of November already. Stores are full of Christmas music, decorations, foods, clothing, etc. It makes me sad to think our society seems to overlook Thanksgiving and jump from Halloween to Christmas. Thanksgiving has always been a favorite holiday of mine. Yes, it's partly because of the food. My family all loves to eat and I'm no exception. But mostly, it's because of the togetherness. No matter how many or how few of us get together, we always have this feeling of closeness, we always have a good time. Thanksgiving is no exception. It's also a time of reflection: on what we have, what we've lost but possibly gained in the process, how full our lives are, how lucky we are to have each other, and of course the many, many, many blessings we have in our lives. This year will be much the same: same menu, same people, same fun-loving laughing group...Yet each time together is different in it's own way...I am so very very thankful for each and every family member...and so glad to have them in my life.