Tuesday, July 29

Once Again.....

I think my family deserves a discount at the local funeral home as we've helped keep them in business. My aunt died on Saturday and the funeral home workers (who are great!!) even commented on how much they've seen us, especially with my Grandma dying only a month ago. We first worked with Wood's Funeral home several years ago when my Grandma died, and they have since helped us with my nephew, my sister, Bryan, my Grandpa, my Grandma, and now, my aunt. Just a warning: you might want to stay away from my family; death seems to quite like us.

My aunt has been struggling with her weight most of her life and had some heart complications the last two years. She's been on a rollercoaster ever since-in and out of the hospital, battling infections, complications with diabetes, breathing problems, and several smaller ailments. She's been suffering for quite awhile, and even though she recently lost close to 100lbs., she somehow got a bacteria through her body that I think was the final straw. We are all glad to know that she's in peace now, but we ache for her husband and teenage daughter who are going to feel her absence so greatly.

I've come to understand that death is just an inevitable part of life and seems to be my family's personal trial, but it is still hard and heartbreaking each time it happens. I'm thankful for a knowledge of Heavenly Father's plan for us. I'm thankful that there is hope in eternal life, and that we will be with our loved ones again someday. I'm thankful for a loving Heavenly Father who sends his comforting spirit in times of sorrow. I pray that spirt will be with my Uncle and cousin in the hard times ahead.

4 comments:

Amberlee said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I can't believe how many times your family has had to deal with it. I'll keep your family in my prayers.

Sam and Mary said...

Nakia told me. I'm so sorry to hear.

L.G. Fife said...

Love you- love your family

Jenny said...

Oh my heart does ache for your family. I think it is amazing how some families do have a definate trial. I know that these trials are misserable some times but I am so thankful for a Heavenly Father that is there to comfort us and the Holy Gohst that helps guide us to him in these times of need. I just love your family and admire their strength. You truly are great examples of triumph through the storm. Know I love you guys & will keep you in my prayrs.