Friday, January 18, 2008

funerals and MORE funerals

I told in a journal entry last week how Cliff and I went to a cousin's husband's funeral.  And since we were closer to Jefferson City than we'd be again, we went to visit his Aunt Faye in the hospital there.  Cliff just felt like we ought to go see her; and it turns out he was right.

She seemed pleasantly surprised to see us.  Diabetes had turned the big toe on her right foot black, and doctors were discussing whether they might need to amputate.  She'd had pain in her feet for a long time.

This week, she had a massive stroke.

This morning Cliff's brother called to say Aunt Faye passed away.

She's the aunt in the middle, sitting on that swing, in this picture taken last July.

I truly believe she's having a wonderful gab-fest with her mom and her sister (my mother-in-law) right at this very moment.

I'm sure glad Cliff listened to those inner urges that told him to visit his aunt last weekend.

Now playing: Rich Mullins - Nothing Is Beyond You
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siennastarr said...

I'm a firm believer in listening to those inner voices..  

My condolances to you and your family on your Aunt Fayes loss..


helmswondermom said...

I'm so glad too!  

lanurseprn said...

I believe you have to follow your gut on things. I'm glad you did.
Have a great weekend. I'm sending you my condolences.

toonguykc said...

So sorry to hear this.  After Mom's service I wished (almost out loud) that I be the next to go so I'd never have to go to another funeral.


jeff466 said...

I'm sorry to hear about Aunt Faye.  I'm glad you got a chance to visit her.  

madcobug said...

It was meant to be for ya'll to go see her. I noticed she has one foot put up, I wonder if that was the one giving her problems. My condolences to you all. May she rest in peace. Helen

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gen0507 said...

I'm sorry to hear about Aunt Faye.  I know Cliff is glad that he went to see her.  I'll keep you guys in my thoughts & prayers.


geocachelinda66 said...

I'm glad Cliff visited his Aunt also.  So sorry to hear of the loss.  Thanks for visiting my journal too!  It means alot!  Linda

marainey1 said...

I'm so sorry you've lost yet another relative and so close in time to each other.  What a blessing that you were able to visit. Saying good bye to those we love is never easy, but at least you had the chance to see her one more time.  My sympathies and prayers.  
'On Ya' - ma

lmitc89854 said...

I lost my mom last October after her right foot was amputated and I truly believe she is dancing with my father now, every friday night!

suzypwr said...

It's hard to have an aging family, isn't it? I am sorry for your loss and surely she is happy now with her relatives who preceeded her.


tendernoggle said...

I believe the Lord was nudging Cliff to go see his aunt...and I am so glad that yall went ahead...I am so sorry Mosie...Will you please let Cliff know that I send my sympathy?
love ya,

breakaway1968 said...

Sitting there like that they all look so beautiful and healthy. I'm sorry to hear about your loss.  Boy, you guys sure have had your share of funeral!  

mutualaide said...

Condolences your way and an extra prayer going up for Aunt Faye.

fowfies said...

I am glad you and Cliff got the chance to see her before she passed. May she rest in peace.