My Aunt died yesterday. I just found out this morning. She had lung cancer and had been having a hard time in the last week but she wanted to make it through Christmas for the family.
My Aunt is the one I called when I had problems. She was always there for me and treated me like her own daughter. She was the first person I called when I found my biological mother. She was a wonderful person and I feel like I didn’t get enough time with her.
When Little Man was a baby, I took him to see her. When I got married, she was there. Last year, she came down here and the whole family went to Kemah and had a great day. I wish I had taken out more time to visit her in Arkansas. She is outlived by her ex-husband (my uncle) and her husband. Also her son and step-daughter and their families. The surprising one is her mother who is 96 and still lives on her own.
I am leaving for Arkansas today or tomorrow and will be riding with my cousin who shares my name. She’s not sure if her kids are coming but I’m sending Little Man to stay with my parents until I get back. I gotta find a cheap motel which will be hard in their little town plus I’m sure it will be packed with my Aunts friends and family from all over. I wish I could drive alone since I hate not having a car but I’ll figure that part out up there. I’m sure my cousins will help me out. Plus I probably won’t be at the motel except to sleep since I’ll be with family the rest of the time.
I won’t be posting for the next few days while I take this trip with family. Wow, I guess I have to pack cold weather clothes too! To my friends that knew of my Aunt, you know how much I loved her and how important she was to me.