Sunday, January 10, 2010

Almost Heaven...West Virginia

While the reason that I'm heading home for a few days makes me so very sad, I'm looking forward to seeing my family and friends.

I received a call today about 11:30am (CST) that my aunt passed away. She had been literally hanging on by a thread for a very long time. Her frail little body had done all it could do and now she's resting in the arms of her saviour. What a glorious reunion I'm sure she's having in Heaven. Seeing her sisters, her only brothers, aunts, uncles, cousins and her mom and dad. My aunt, Vada, was such a sweet, sweet woman. I honesty don't think she had a mean bone in her body. I have been part of their family since I was 7 years old and I can't ever remember her saying a mean or hateful thing about anyone.

Crafty...that's another way I remember Vada. She loved to quilt, crochet, cross stitch and sew. She had a real talent for sewing.

She never married, which is a shame. She had so much love to give. I always thought that she'd be the perfect grandmother.

Rest in peace dear Vada....another of God's good soldiers has gone home.


Valerie said...

I'm so sorry to hear that, Nadra. She sounds like a neat lady! I'm glad you had such a wonderful aunt in your life, though, and one day you'll see her again.

Julie said...

I'm so sorry. Wonderful words you wrote about your aunt.

Thinking of you all.

Anonymous said...

SO sorry about your aunt.I will be praying for the family and for safe travels for you as you travel.Isn't it neat to know that because of what Jesus did on the cross she is rejoicing in Heaven and you will see her again someday.

Julie & Patrick said...

So sorry to hear of your dear aunts passing. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Travel safe and continue to carry with you those wonderful memories of your aunt.

Julie R

Jill and Andy said...

So sorry Nadra. Thinking of you.

jasonliberty said...

So sorry to hear about your Aunt. Keeping you in prayer as you remember her and travel. She sounded wonderful.


angie said...

So, so sorry, friend. What a wonderful lady she must have been.


Heather said...

Drive safely & enjoy the memories she left you with. She sounds like a spectacular woman!