Well….the Lord had other plans for me, today. I awoke to a lot of ice and a dusting of snow. Big Daddy left a bit late for work and Bug was completely disturbed because she had a quiz in one of her classes and it wasn’t safe for her to drive to school. Her car has been messed up and my parents allowed us to borrow my Granny’s little car. Such a blessing (although I cried driving it home because, to me, it still smelled like her). Big Daddy took Granny’s car and her car wasn’t safe to drive so I took the suburban.
We drove very very very slow….like 20 slow. It was *awful*. We made it, finally, 15 minutes late and her class had been cancelled. I told her to just stay for the rest of her classes and that someone would get her tonight when her last class was over.
I took the opportunity to run by the eye doctor to pick up some glasses for a friend and I got a phone call from my brother. My brother doesn’t call me. Like ever. Well, he did once about 4 years ago 🙂 I thought he was calling about Bug’s car and that wasn’t the case. He called to let me know that my aunt had passed away, peacefully. Though she had not been well for years, this was still a surprise.
Aunt Nell was a spit fire of a woman. She was quick to let you know her thoughts and her opinions. She was a bit in your face type of person. She loved me, though 🙂 She also loved my oldest daughter to pieces. My oldest sort of adopted her as her Nana and Nana and Uncie loved her to pieces. We just recently got the sweetest graduation congratulations card for Bug’s high school graduation. This is not a typical Aunt Nell thing to do, but she did it for her.
She has never been the same since her oldest passed away in a car accident. She was constantly sad and she became bitter at her loss. It must be devastating to lose a child in such a tragic way, though any loss of any child is tragic. She was a wife, a mom, a good cook when she was on her game, and she was a child of the King.
Whereas I am sad for my Uncle and their daughter…I rejoice knowing that my aunt is now dancing with Jesus, seeing my Granny and seeing her oldest son, who was taken way too early in life. She is in her glorified body and she is praising our Savior.
She will be missed. A picture of the crew and their spouses….one of my favorites! Nana is the one in the front with the oxygen and my sweet Uncle Dale is in the overalls sitting beside her.