Monday, October 25, 2010

on the same day~

I don't believe there are many coincidences in this life.

On Sunday morning my Aunt Patricia passed away.
She died at 1:30 that morning.
My dad was called early by her husband, my Uncle Bobby.
It has been too many years since I have sat at her dining room table.
I have missed lounging in her living room listening to her stories.
I loved hearing my dad and his sister share memories and life experiences:
as they slap their knees---and fill the room with laughter.
They can tell stories!
I could sit there all day.

There isn't a better cook to be found.

my mom, dad, Cameron, Uncle Bobby, Miles & Aunt Patricia

I thought about her all day.
I wondered what her reunions were like "on the other side."
Was she with my Granny
and her sisters who have gone before her-
Aunt Vivian, Mimi and Laverne?

Today my dad called.
He lost another sister that same day- late that night.
My Aunt Doris died,
not knowing about her sister's death,
living several hundred miles away.

I don't believe in very many coincidences.
I do believe it was a sweet reunion---
filled with stories, laughter, and tears.

What I wouldn't give to be in that room quietly listening to those stories.


Monique said...

oh dear, such sad times. We are so blessed to understand His plan, no? Hugs!

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. xox

~Lisa said...

What a sweet reunion indeed! Hugs to you and your family. I'm so grateful we have a plan.

nikki said...

Oh my goodness. I am so sorry, Carin. What an emotional time for your family. It is true, isn't a blessing that we have the knowledge that we do. Nonetheless, I am sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you.

Bob Miller said...