This past weekend, I attended a Celebration of Life service for my one & only Aunt, my Mom’s sister.
Like many sisters or siblings, my Mom & my Aunt were polar opposites in so many ways.
My Aunt was known for her shyness & her quiet demeanor, while my Mom, was known for her ever social ways & the ability to chat up a storm.
Despite their differences in character, the bond they shared as sisters remained firm through all of life’s success as well as its challenges.
As I stood there this past weekend listening to my cousin’s beautiful eulogy about her Mom, it struck me how the ties that bind us together as family, are intricately woven. Strand after strand weaving a bond that withstands all that life throws at us, regardless of how polar opposite we may be.
We gather together to celebrate a life well lived. Sharing stories & tears, laughter & hugs, supporting one another through the strength of those ties.
I will so miss my Aunt’s calming voice, her voice of reason & reassurance. There have been many times over the past few years, as we dealt with health challenges with my Mom, she would reach out quietly, offering reassurance when I needed it most.
I suspect this past weekend, my Aunt was smiling down on all of us, her heart full of pride & love, grateful for the ties that bound us to her as family.
Wishing you a light & peaceful heart Aunt Nancy. I love you♥