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Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Family is Together Again!


Great Aunt Amelia

Today we celebrate the life of Meem. She was my grandma's only sister, and the last living sibling of that family.

How best do I remember Meem?

As a child, she was our rural mail-lady. She drove a little red car which had the mail carrier sign out the window. When she put our mail in our box, if we were out she would honk.

She was a wonderful baker, her and her husband used to run a bakery out of their home. I still long for her white buns. (If you remember I saw her at Easter and spoke of those buns then) She has waited 40 years to see her husband again, she never remarried.

I can remember her coming to my grandma's to 'do her hair'. Sometimes Grandma would go to her house, but usually Meem came to her. I still can see her doing Grandma's hair, and as she worked they would be bickering.

When I experienced several health issues I remember her always telling me she was praying for me. She always called me dear.

On Sunday she left this life.

She had such love for her church and had a wonderful faith. Imagine all the family that has gone before her, welcoming her with open arms.

This was the end of a era here on earth, but the beginning of a wonderful reunion and party in heaven. She is back with so many family members who had gone before her, waiting for her to finish her work here. She made a difference in my life, and so many others.

I will miss you Aunt Amelia!


21 comments:

Debbie said...

What a beautiful post. She sounds like she was an amazing woman.

Mighty M said...

Pam - a very beautiful post. I know the last comment says that too, but it is so fitting!

Laurie in Ca. said...

This is such a beautiful tribute to your Great Aunt Amelia. I hope that someday when I leave this earth that I will be remembered with the tenderness and honesty you have written here. The bickering and all:) This is what life is all about. I love you girl and am praying for you. Life IS sweet, isn't it?

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Jillene said...

What a beautiful post and tribute to your great aunt. I am so sorry for your loss.

Me said...

What a beautiful tribute. {hugs}

West Texas Wife said...

That was a touching post! I am sure she would love it! Bless you. I am praying for you and your family!

Ter said...

40 year wait to see her husband, i don't know that i could do that, it will be 6 months soon and that's plenty enough time apart.

Cindy said...

(((Big Hugs)) I am so sorry for your loss. It's great to know where she is at and that one day you will see her again. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Randi Troxell said...

this is beautiful and she sounds so lovely too!

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

That was very nicely written. She sounds like a wonderful lady. It's always so hard to lose someone, but so much easier when that someone leaves you with such endearing memories.

Tara said...

what a sweet tribute.... very sweet!

Sue said...

A beautiful tribute for a beautiful lady! I'm sorry for your loss. What a party she's having in Heaven I bet though ;-)

Hugs

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Sounds like she lived a wonderfully fulfilling life and made a positive difference in so many lives. She will be remembered fondly and with love by so many. That's all we can really ask for as we move on...

Sweet post. Thanks for sharing Meem with us.

Anissa said...

What a wonderful post -- I got all teary reading that. She sounds like a wonderful lady. Sorry for your lost.

Anissa said...

I added you to my blog roll and wanted to let you know I have a new button -- I deleted all the others ones off of photobucket.

Upstatemomof3 said...

Oh Pam!! What a wonderful tribute. God Bless. I hope the reunion was amazing!!!

Jenjen © GottaLoveMom said...

Dear Pam, I'm sorry for your loss. I bet she's smiling right now - you have such wonderful memories of her!

[PS - I think Internet Explorer is causing all these access-issues =( ]. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know that it's just not me!

Janet said...

What an extra-special post! P's great aunt Rose lived to 105 - how we loved listening to her tales of the good old day! A very special generation and thank you for sharing Meem with us!
Have a fabulous week-end!

Megan said...

Sounds like she lived a great life. I'm sorry for your loss though. I'm sure you'll miss her greatly. (((HUGS)))

Dee-Zigns Handcrafted Jewelry said...

She was really lovely, wasn't she? I'm sure you miss her so and I love how she and your grandma would bicker during the "hair appts." too funny. You have wonderful memories to hold onto. Have a restful Memorial Day weekend. Hugs coming your way :).

Hit 40 said...

Beautiful Woman! Her eyes say it all - thoughtful, bright, kind hearted!!

I agree that she is with friends in heaven who welcomed her with open arms.