Monday, September 18, 2006

Another Goodbye in our Family



My dear, sweet Aunt Ruth went home to glory on Sunday. She was surrounded by her family and went peacefully.

We had a family reunion this summer and we all got to be with her. She loved to have visitors at her house and even made it over to the old house for the main reunion meal. She was always so proud of her children and how they turned out and how they loved the Lord. She was always quick to share with you the goings on in their lives. She loved her grandchildren too. From what I saw and heard she was a wonderful Grandma.

This was my Dad's last sibling. The goodbyes are always hard. She will be greatly missed, but oh, I know she gave my Mom a big hug and gave her my love and a hello. Please pray for her husband of 52 years, Uncle Noel and the family.

The top picture is from the reunion earlier this summer. The second picture is from her 50th wedding anniversary party.

9 comments:

Lady_MSnow said...

Marci,
You know that my prayers are with your family it this time. It is always hard to say good-bye. Many Blessings to your family.

Happymama said...

How sweet to know she's with the Lord....and your Mother. Just makes Heaven even more special, doesn't it?

~Kristi

Kelli said...

Aunt Ruth sounds like a very special lady. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Kelli

Ladyfromthewoods said...

Dear sweet Marci,
I am sorry for you and your family's loss yet again. I'm sorry if it brings back sad feelings. I will pray for that happy reunion in Heaven and comfort for all of her loved ones still here.
With much love,
Teresa

Clara....in TN said...

Marci, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Aunt Ruth is now singing with the Heavenly Chorus! PTL

Peggy said...

so sorry to read about your Aunt Ruth. She is one special lady and know you have lots of wonderful memories.

Karen said...

I'm so sorry to read of this loss, Marci. I know how hard it is when a treasured family member passes on to Glory. Though we mourn, she is in Heaven rejoicing that her race is run and she is now with her Heavenly Father. Oh that will be glory for us when we are all called home and we can know that we were good and faithful servants of the most High. I'll be praying for you and your family.

~Karen

Patty said...

Dear Marci,
Its a hard stage in life to see our Aunts and Uncles pass on. Harder for the siblings left alone.
My prayers are with you.
I have one Aunt left on my mothers side, all of my mothers brothers are gone now and it doesn't seem real.

sidulrike said...

I´m so sorry you lost another loved one and can´t imagine what your uncle must feel like after 52 (!!!) years of marriage! On the pictures she looks as if I would have liked to know her. The only consolation is that she can watch over all of her family all at the same time now and make sure they continue to live the way she raised them to.