Yesterday my ‘second mother’ went home to heaven. My dear aunt, my mother’s sister, lived next door to the house I grew up in. We were very close and there is a sadness and heaviness inside of me today.
Now, for the facts, she lived a beautiful and full life and except for the past couple of years, she was active and dynamic. She left this world at at the age of 94, just had a birthday a couple of weeks ago, although I’m not sure she was aware of it.
Although my heart grieves, I also celebrate because I know where she is and who she is with!
Today, in addition to my prayers for her and our family, I pray in a special way for those who don’t believe. How shattering events like these must be for those who don’t have faith.
There is sadness…..and no joy
There is despair…and no hope
There is death….and no eternal life.
On this Second Sunday of Advent, dear Lord, shine your light in the hearts of the unbelievers.
Oh Andie I am so sorry.
I have to say though, you have such a wise, mature, and selfless view on the situation, to say a prayer for the unbelievers, to see everything in perspective, and to see the good even in the painful times.
It’s never easy when something causes us to grieve. God is with you
I, too, am sorry for your loss; however, as you know, it is your aunt’s gain to be with Jesus. We who have a relationship with our Lord are doubly blessed – we have that relationship here on earth and then can look forward to living eternally with Him.
When times get tough for me, I often ask “Where would I be without you, Jesus?” and I also think about those who don’t ask God to walk with them. Nevertheless, God is there just waiting to be invited.
God bless you in your sadness and may God use this loss to bring someone to Him.
God bless you for turning a sadness into an opportunity for Christ. And may He continue to comfort your heart. My wife just lost her mother a few months ago. She was 94 also. I somewhat understand your sorrow.
Andie, my prayers for your Aunt’s soul, and for you and your family.
May this be her most beautiful Christmas ever ….
Beautiful post Andie. I am sorry to hear about your aunt. To give her the title of second mother speaks volumes about your regard for her. I would be honored to have someone give that title to me.
I also like that your referred to her as active and dynamic!
I join you in prayer for her and the family.
With you in prayers, Andie, for your dear aunt and those who love her.
Andie, I join in prayer for you and for your aunt.
Loss is so hard and my prayers are with you and your family at this sad time Andie.
My prayers are with you and your loved ones as you mourn the loss of your Beloved Aunt.
Peace be with you