Some things are very hard to put into words. My sweet aunt and uncle are gone. My uncle who was trying to overcome a second broken hip just didn't recover and my aunt, who was in the hospital due to a fall, died just 2 days after hearing her beloved husband was gone.
They were both quite elderly, but my aunt was always so young at heart and sharp as a tack. She was always on her computer doing genealogy research and sending emails. She was quite a brilliant woman and far ahead of me in the tech field, that is for sure. A very snappy dresser and quite the talker, she never met a stranger in her life.
My uncle was a gentleman, always. Very kind hearted and devoted to his wife. I will never forget when I stopped by their house just a few short months ago to drop off a little birthday gift for my aunt and found my uncle icing a cake he had baked for her birthday. Even though the cake had fallen apart when it came out of the pan, he was doing his best to make it look pretty for her.
We knew time was growing short for both of them as their health had begun to rapidly decline, but we didn't know it would be quite so soon. My daughter had stopped in at the hospital to see my aunt the day after my uncle died and held the phone to her ear so I could talk to her. Her voice was very weak and she told me that she loved me over and over and thanked me for all I had done for her. Then she said she was just so very tired and ready to go now. I think she had been holding on as long as she could to watch over her hubby. She passed away the next day.
I loved these 2 dear people that I'm proud to have had in my family. Some of you may remember they were the only family I had left aside from my hubby and children. I am sad that they are gone and will miss them, but I take comfort in knowing that I will see them again some day.
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I'm not quite ready to get back to regular blogging just yet, but I will be posting a few photos in the next few days of our new purchase that some of you have asked about.
I will leave the comments open, even though I apologize in advance if I'm not able to comment in return for a while yet.
Happy Fall to you!