This year was kinda the same old, same old..the baby would be one, Auntie Esther would be 91. I put a birthday card in the mail to her on Wednesday..
Auntie Esther on her 90th birthday December 10, 2009
While were were gone to Jens we heard the news that Auntie Esther had died. We were in to visit with her on Tuesday afternoon, she was cheerful and was glad to see us. She was my oldest blog reader..she told me “They get me up in the wheelchair and I get over there to the computer and read your blog.” She knew she was dying, she was looking forward to going to heaven to see her Lord and Savior and to see her Jim again…she shared that with us over the past few weeks. It was her decision not to go back to the hospital anymore and she told us that she was getting very tired. Thursday morning she died, one day before her 91st birthday. She will celebrate in Heaven this year.
These are some of the people who were very happy to see her.
(Far Guys Parents on the left and Auntie Esther and Uncle Jim on the right)
I can hear Uncle Jimmy’s big old booming voice saying “What took you so damn long?” :)
It is amazing how much Auntie Esther in the top picture looks just like the Auntie Esther in the bottom picture. The smile, the glasses, the cheeks, the sparkle in her eyes! Welcome home Ester.
My aunt was 101 this Nov. and she was so mad at her husband for not coming to see her. He died in the 1990's. Bless her heart she comes and goes from past to present.
She sounds like one very special lady. I know you will miss her, but you can be comforted by the thought that she is happy now and where she wanted to be.
I am so sorry you lost your friend.
What a nice tribute to her!
I'm so sorry for you Far Side, but so happy for your Aunt. Your post made me cry :(
So, so sweet . . . thanks for sharing the memories. I am glad you were with Jen when the news came.
I am so sorry for your loss sweetie. I remember Aunt Esters birthday post last year and thinkin' what a beautiful woman she was at any age. She'll be dancin' with Jesus this birthday. What a celebration!!!!
God bless and comfort you
What a nice tribute in honor of Aunt Esther. I'm sure she is now again a happy lady.
I know I would like Uncle Jimmy. I am so sorry for the loss even when she ready. The times of milestone I guess are deaths too as people go to heaven and leave us here. She looks like a wonderful person.
I also noticed how much the later and earlier Esther looked alike! She just got tired and went to rest. How beautiful a story, and I love your take on her passing. Those left behind are the ones who grieve, not Aunt Esther!
So sorry to read this - yet uplifted too. I like the thought of your aunt receiving such a booming and decisive welcome.
Sorry to hear about your loss. It sounded as if she was well and ready to go... Uncle Jim sounds like a guy I would have liked.
i find this to be..uplifting. =) thanks for sharing.
would love to come again~!
So sorry for your loss, but she is with her Jim again.
You made me cry! This was lovely, Connie.
This made me cry. Beautiful.
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