Friday, October 3, 2008

Another Fave Friday

Welcome to another Fave Friday! Suzanne got me started on this last week and I really think this is a great exercise, especially when you haven't had the best week, as I haven't!

And here's why I haven't had the best week: Last Sunday my great aunt Trudy passed away. We knew she had had another massive stroke, we thought, on Thursday, but she's spent the last 7 years going up and down and defying the odds when we thought she didn't have long to live. This time it was for real, she couldn't come back. She just got less and less responsive to my mom and then slipped into a coma and then died. My mom and my grandmother, who was her sister, were with her when she died. I had spent all morning at the church playing handbells in the 2 regular church services, just gotten home and had lunch and sent the older 2 boys and Bart off to the library for History Day research when my dad called. Since I have relatives in Michigan, we put off the funeral until Thursday when they could get here. Trudy was an amazing woman who fought back from an unbelievably severe stroke to have 7 mostly good years of life. She buried two husbands and her only son, most people couldn't have survived that, but she did. We loved you, Trudy!

#1 Trudy. The love and concern shown to our family members by others was a true testament to how much we all loved her. She was always my favorite aunt and she will be missed, she was loving and kind and fun to be around, even when she didn't know she was being funny!

#2 getting to spend time with my Michigan cousins even if it was for a funeral

#3 the long car ride to my grandmother's house with my 2 youngest sons that was both relaxing and interesting, getting to see the places I used to live and my different family homes

#4 The Amazing Race, I'm glad you're back!

#5 going grocery shopping. I know it sounds silly, but many people don't have money to spend or are cutting back, which we are too, but it's nice to be able to fill the pantry and fridge with food and not have to worry about what to cook becuase we have everything!


Susanne said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your great aunt Trudy's passing. She sounds like she was a lovely lady. It seems sometimes we never see our extended family either unless it is a funeral but it is nice to see them nevertheless. Thanks for playing along anyway even though I know it's been a long hard week. (and Amazing Race made my list too! :v))

Willow said...

I'm so sorry about your Aunt Trudy!

I agree that we should all be thankful for all the abundance of food.

It's All Good! said...

Hi Kelli, I'm new by way of CBO. Sorry to hear of your Aunt's passing. She sounds like she was a wonderful woman, and you'll always have wonderful memories. I look forward to coming by again for a visit.
God bless,
Brenda :)