Thursday, December 09, 2010




I don't know why these photos turned up so small but I just wanted to say that my Aunt Bonnie who I adore passed away this evening around 8pm. I am really going to miss her as she always sent me funny emails and nice notes about life and wisdom. I cherish any real wisdom that people send my way and she had alot. Thank you to those people who wrote me notes and prayed for her. I am very proud of my cousin Kristy who has been in Montana with her for over a month. The true blessing is that I feel like I have a sister now instead of a cousin. We have both learned alot about life with Bonnie's Process of facing death. I am not really sad (other than I will miss her so much) because she had a great Faith in God and she left so many people here to deeply loved her. Isn't that what we all want? So, this month if you have your family and friends close, give thanks because it is the true blessing of Christmas and the season.

12 comments:

kay morrison said...

i am so sorry about your aunt bonnie. i love the wisdom of hers that you have shared on your blog. and i rejoice that you will see her again in heaven!

Patty said...

I am so glad that you had the times you had with your lovely aunt!I am sure they were treasured times for Bonnie too. God Bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your wonderful note about your Aunt. Your advice is timely for me. I have a sister and brother-in-law who are in failing health. Your note reminded me I must call them today to remind them that I love them.
Fran from Iowa

Quiltdivajulie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss...

... our law firm's receptionist and friend passed away last night so there are many sad faces and heavy hearts here, too.

I'm SO glad you spent time with your aunt and appreciated every moment together ... I know she loved you and that shared time together, too.

Many hugs to you and your family.

WoolenSails said...

I am sorry to hear about your Aunt, she sounds like a wonderful lady. I hear so many people who complain about spending the holidays with family and not appreciating that they will not always be with us.

Debbie

Anonymous said...

MaryLou
I am sorry for your loss.
She was such an inspiration just looking at her.

1.... God won't ask what kind of car you drove. He'll ask how many people you drove who didn't have transportation..

2.. God won't ask the square footage of your house, He'll ask how many people you welcomed into your home.

3. God won't ask about the clothes you had in your closet, He'll ask how many you helped to clothe.

4. God won't ask what your highest salary was. He'll ask if you compromised your character to obtain it.

5. God won't ask what your job title was. He'll ask if you performed your job to the best of your ability.

6. God won't ask how many friends you had. He'll ask how many people to whom you were a friend.

7. God won't ask in what neighborhood you lived, He'll ask how you treated your neighbors.

8. God won't ask about the color of your skin, He'll ask about the content of your character.

9.God won't ask why it took you so long to seek Salvation. He'll lovingly take you to your mansion in heaven, and not to the gates of Hell.
Love you, Robin in Leavenworth, WA

beth said...

Sorry for your loss. I'm glad to know she had faith. That's a blessing.

Sandi said...

what a lovely tribute you did for your aunt.

Hold onto the memories and share them with your family.

She is at peace.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a lovely lady. Your post reminded me to not be so impatient with my 93 year old mother and to hug her more. We never know what the next day will bring. Thanks for sharing.

Terry said...

Your Aunt Bonnie knew how to enjoy living--what a treasure trove of memories you have. Thanks for sharing her journey with us. I am sorry that her e-mails to you have ended.

Em said...

Sending you hug and love. As I listen to Christian rock, I think of my loved ones chatting with God and helps comfort me, I get homesick for them and treasure memories as you speak of. LOVE the funny apron, speaks of a fun spunky nature of hers! Love, Em

Pam said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Mary Lou..

take care.. thoughts and prayers are with you and your family