Sunday, July 3, 2011
A trip home.
I'm blessed that I have shared my feelings with Aunt Gale face to face. She is aware she was a rock for me in my teenage years. I would not be the woman I am today had she not allowed me to vent, voice my anger, love, and needs for and in life. SHE is a major part of my life.
She is accepting her fate with grace, dignity, and intelligence. I applaud her for making choices and sticking to them. Our discussions over tea, lunch, and dessert were gut wrenching to say it nicely, but we as a family has always accepted the circle of life... and death is just a part of that circle. We have ALL discussed this, I have plans with and for Jerry ... we know pictures the other wants to use... we know where each others ashes go. everything. BUT to have Aunt Gale sitting there slow in movement, pale in complexion, and with a faded smile it CRUSHED my heart. I broke into tears and cried as I drove away. While I do not want to miss my Aunt Gale, I have always tried to tell my love ones while still here how much I care for them.
While we all try... words never really grasp what emotions run through our hearts
So if you have an Aunt, an Uncle, A Mother, Father, Sister, Brother or a chosen family member tell them today... not just that you love them. But what they mean to you.