"if ever there is tomorrow when we're not together ...
there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think,
but the most important thing is,
even if we're apart ...
i'll always be with you"
~ winnie ~ the ~ pooh ~
My dear Aunt passed away yesterday ... when i received the call from my cousin,
I . Just . Knew.
She had been sick and in the hospital, but she was home now and was doing great ... joking about all the handsome doctors she had met, telling me about the nurses that she became friends with ... she was at home again making soup and snuggling with her dog. Roxi.
Everything was going to be okay.
But within two weeks she started having problems again ... and this time her problems escalated rapidly.
And within days, just like that, she was gone ...
When i read this quote, i knew this is exactly what she would say to me, if she could. She was always the person who understood me the best. She always had great advice and listened ... really listened. She was such a gift in my life.
So it is time for me to go on, without her. I will be little braver ... a little stronger and maybe a little smarter because of her.
And i truly believe she is with me.
I love you Aunt Carolyn ...
Until we meet again ...