My heart is taking our family’s recent loss extremely hard. An unexpected illness in the beginning and then a huge blow that her time left on earth was going to be very short. Death has a weight of finality. When someone you love dies, one gets the feeling that the world should stop – take a solemn moment – remember the one who has walked this earth and touched our lives.
Her death has reminded me that we never know how much time we have with someone we love, that we should cherish that time and make the most of it while always, always showing our love for that person. Her death is a reminder of how much we should celebrate life, love every person around us and love ourselves. Let her be each of our inspirations not only for today but for the rest of our lives.
As we each waited for the call of her demise memories flooded each of us. She was a great role model – I’ll always remember her for her energy and for being such a good person. It is rare that in our lifetime we would know someone with a heart full of love such as hers. Our family will certainly miss the love she gave to each of us. She was vivacious with a permanent twinkle in her eyes.
She was the epitome of a hilarious commentator with narrative skills that were simply beyond hysterical. She’d have us dissolve in uncontrollable laughter at every family get together. She had a wonderful sense of humor and always, always made us laugh while putting smiles on the faces of everyone she met.
I’m happy to know she has been reunited with other family members in heaven. She has left a beautiful legacy for our family. She will be missed, but as we each know we will see her again which brings great solace as we mourn her death. She is now exploring the endless abundance of heaven.
Her death is proof that when it is said that the best people are often taken from us too soon that this is an adage worthy of its timelessness. So, even though she is no longer with us, I continue to try to focus on the symbolism of that fact, which is that she was by far one of the most beautiful people in my life and that is how I will always remember her.
Aunt Fran a/k/a Frannie, I will always love you!