Saturday, November 1, 2008

A Tribute to My Sweet Great Aunt Nell

My Great Aunt Nell was one of those women that you admire...that you want to be like. She was such an incredibly strong, caring, and loving person. When you were around her, her smile and loving nature were contagious! She's battled an illness for a long time now. I got the devastating news this past Thursday that she had passed away...after a long fight. I have so many wonderful memories of my Aunt Nell that I will forever cherish. I'll never forget spending time at her home in Minneola, FL when I was younger...those were such happy times. Aunt Nell always had a great story to tell...

I spoke with Aunt Nell a while back, and she told me a story about how she and my Uncle Bill had gotten out all of their love letters from when they were dating. They had read all of those letters to each other earlier that day. It was just such a sweet story that brought tears to my eyes as she was telling me. Aunt Nell and Uncle Bill's love for each other was so obvious and strong...it's so inspiring to see a love as strong as theirs after so many wonderful years together.

I was SO happy that Aunt Nell and Uncle Bill were able to travel all the way to Dothan for our wedding in May 2006. The picture above was taken at the end of the night...of Uncle Bill, Aunt Nell, Me, and Brad. I loved Aunt Nell dearly, and it's so hard to let her go. One thought that comforts me is that she is up in heaven with my grandmother (her sister), having a good ole' time. They're both probably looking down on us right now, with a great big smile on their faces...

We love and miss you Aunt Nell!

1 comment:

Vera said...

Celeste, please, accept my sincere condolences!

Thank you very much for your kind words you left on my blog. I truly appreciated it.