We've just returned from a trip to Connecticut to say goodbye to Rob's Aunt Helen who passed away last week. We hadn't seen Aunt Helen in a while, but she was very special to our family and going to her funeral was something we knew we would do when the time came.
Aunt Helen was warm and funny, and she made you feel like one of her own. She always had a little smile and wink for you, like you were sharing some secret joke. She won my heart the first time I met her when she told me that while I was lucky to have Rob (which I am), he was also lucky to have me (which he is). Rob has only fond memories of the many holiday parties and other occasions that their two families spent together -- where Aunt Helen would always be dressed to the nines, but have her slippers on for comfort (a woman after my own heart).
She was the tiniest of women, 4 foot nothin' as Rob would always tease, but she leaves a big hole.
So please say a little prayer for Helen and for her husband, our dear Uncle Pat, and for the rest of her family. To say we'll miss her is an understatement.
Eternal rest, grant unto her, O Lord,
And let perpetual light shine upon her.
May she rest in peace.