Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Auntie Irene

My sweet 99 year old great, great, aunt is no longer with us. My mom called this morning with the news that she passed away in her sleep early this morning. She was such a special lady to me. So generous and giving. As a child, I remember her bringing me donuts and treats, and as an adult she has supported me on mission trips and given Zack and I special gifts for our home. Since having children she has bestowed them with amazing trinkets from her (many of them ones she has had for years). And boy was she sharp as a tack! For being 99 she was more with-it than some people my age! Between her and my grandfather there was always plenty of laughs when we were together.  I love her dearly and will miss her, but I know she was ready to go.
It is times like this that make it even harder to be far from home. I wish I could be there for her service and for the family but it is not possible right now. So, I will reflect on her life from afar and consider myself blessed to have been able to see her as often as I did.

Snuggling L and Mo in 2009
5 Generations!  Amazing!
I love you, Auntie Irene!!!

1 comment:

  1. We were just talking about her last night... I'm so sorry!