Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Goodbye for now Aunt Darolyn

My Aunt Darolyn was my Mom's older sister. She was a twin to my Uncle Darold. They both had red hair. My Mom was next in line and she and Aunt Darolyn have always been close. Aunt Darolyn suffered a stroke earlier this year. It took the starch out of her, but she seemed to be recovering. My Dad and I went to see her at the end of July. We were amazed at how well she was doing from where she had been. She has since suffered 2 seizures that are not uncommon after this type of stroke. Both of them weakened her. This morning in her own bed, surrounded by pictures of her children and grandchildren she went home to be with Jesus.

She was a wonderful person. She was a wonderful wife and mom. She lost her oldest son, Danny at the age of 4 to Cystic Fibrosis. One week to the day of his funeral, she gave birth to her second son, Tim who was born with the disease. He lived to be 44 years old. In the end, she just prayed to go home and be with the Lord and with her boys. God ushered her into His presence. She has 2 daughters, Rebecca and LeeAnne. She has 2 grandbabies whom she loved dearly.

I will miss Aunt Darolyn greatly. She and I would talk on the phone (not very often) but we would talk about my Mom and how much both of us miss her. I look at the picture below and see my Mom, Aunt Darolyn and their Mom, my Grandma. They are all together now with the Lord.

Here is a picture of her with Uncle Maurice and their 2 grandchildren.

This picture is my Mom, Aunt Darolyn and a good friend of theirs from way back.

Here is Uncle Maurice, Aunt Darolyn and my parents.

These next 2 pictures were taken on Thanksgiving of 2004. It was my Mom's last Thanksgiving. Uncle Maurice and Aunt Darolyn joined us for the day.

The two sisters....
I will greatly miss Aunt Darolyn, but I know that I will see her again one day. Please pray for her family as they say goodbye.


Anonymous said...

Oh I'm so sorry Marci:-( The pictures are so sweet though. I'll be praying for you all and the family.
Love and hugs,

Peggy said...

prayers going up

LadySnow said...

She sounds like a wonderful woman. ((((HUGS and PRAYERS))))

TNfarmgirl said...

I'm so sorry....so very sorry. But so thankful that you have the assurance that this is a VERY temporary seperation...that in just a blink of His time you will see them all again. What a wonderful legacy!
I'll be keeping you and them in prayer.

Patricia said...

Marci, I am so sorry about your aunt... you have a lot of family waiting for you! This is a good thing to know and I hope you can rest in this...

Anonymous said...

Marci, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. It's especially hard to go through holidays without our loved ones, since the focus is so much on family. I'm glad that you have so many good memories to look back on, and the greatest comfort is that your aunt knew the Lord.

Perri said...

Marci, I'll be keeping you all in my prayers. What a peaceful way to be ushered into God's kingdom.

TnFullQuiver said...

I am sorry. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Everybody looked so happy.
grace and peace,

Kelly said...

Sorry for your loss Marci. Thank you rfor sharing your treasured memories. God Bless, Kelly

Theresa said...

Though I'm very pleased she knows the Lord, I'm so sorry for your loss here! Praying for your family.

Jo Lynn said...

My prayers are with your family Marci~ What wonderful memories you have. I love old pictures like that. I go through mine especially now at the holidays.


Jo Lynn

Unknown said...

So sorry for your loss. Hold fast to your memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Phase II said...

Sorry for your loss. Remembering the times you spent with her will keep her with you until you meet again.

Sharri said...

I grieve for you my friend.
But what a homecoming your Aunt Darolyn must have had with those who had gone on before...just waiting for her with open arms!
I look forward to meeting her some day! :)

You're in my prayers.

amy phillips said...

sorry about your loss