Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It has been a tough couple of months

While on a mini vacation to California this July, my mother called with sad news. My Great Aunt Alice passed on the Big Island of Hawaii. She was the matriarch of our family and had lived a long life. She was 96 at her passing. My biggest regret was that I was unable to go home for the funeral, I felt like I let my mother down... :(

Also during our vacation, we found out that Brian's Aunt Shirley had taken a turn for the worst. When we got back home to Colorado, we planned a trip to visit her. It was just going to be for the weekend, spending as much time as we could with her. Brian's sister was going to be flying in from Kuwait to spend some time with her that weekend as well. Well, to our dismay and great sadness, we didn't make it home in time. We all kept our plans and the funeral was planned for that weekend. Aunt Shirley was not just an Aunt to Brian and his sister, she was like their mother, and like a Grandmother to my children. She will be greatly missed......

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