Monday, July 26, 2010

God has another angel....

My Great Aunt Kay has gone to be with God and his angels.  She was 97 and a half years old - a life time full of happiness and tears, love and loss, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews.... a life time of stories and listening, sharing and caring.

I only regret that it's been so long since I have been to see her.  I've spoken with her, but haven't been in the same room with her.  It hurts to know I'll never hear her voice again.

At the same time, I know she is happier.  She is reunited with my great-uncle, who was gone before I was born.  She's been apart from Uncle Dal for over 30 years, so I know she was happy to see him again.  My grandmother Claire, who was her sister, was also waiting for her.  In fact, Aunt Kay was the only of her sibling still alive.  Many of her nieces and nephews have already passed before her.  I know there was a heck of a party waiting for her, but it still hurts.  It hurts to know how long she has been ready for that party to happen, although she never showed it.  She enjoyed her time on earth with us, even when she felt alone.

In times like these, I think we take comfort when we know the person was on good terms with God.  I know Aunt Kay spoke with him regularly, and until she went to assisted living, she would drive some of the "old folks" (herself NEVER included) to church and then lunch.  I know God keeps a special place for women like her, and I can only hope that one day I will get to join her.  I hope that I can truly live up to her example.

Her obituary, which was very well written, can be found on the Rodenberger Funeral Home site.

Goodbye Aunt Kay.  Say hello to Grandma and Grandpa for me - I already miss you.


Bicoastal Bride said...

I am so sorry for your loss. God has another angel, for sure.

Rae said...

I am sorry for your loss, and glad that you find comfort in your great aunt being happier.