Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lynn

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This is my aunt Lynn. My dear, beloved, funny, strong, courageous, amazing Auntie. Lynn left this life on Sunday, February 3. (I laugh as I write February, becuase she was the one who taught me how to spell it correctly when I was little.) She lost her battle with cancer. And while I am being incredibly selfish in wanting her back, she is no longer suffering, and so for that, I can find some peace with our loss.
Lynn had this ability to love that was remarkable. She just loved you. You. You for all your quirks and annoyances. But she always looked for the beauty within everyone. She hit rock bottom, fought her demons, and in her forties went back to college and earned her degree and became an RN. And she was good at it. So good. Her humor and compassion were perfectly suited for her dream job. Lynn also had the ability to bring laughter to any situation. There are many dear memories of her bringing my mom, sister, and I to fits of giggling and not being able to breathe. Her intelligence and wit were a gift. She always the best cereal in her house. And she let us eat it. Cookie Crisps, Captain Crunch, Fruit Loops, all the junk my mom never let us have. She could make a mean cherry coke as she always brought her favorite grenadine with her. Lynn loved to shop or more specifically, bargain shop. She made sure that she spoiled us rotten every chance she got. It might have often been tacky, but it made us smile and say, its Lynn! Everything was given with thought and much love.
It is still not real to believe that she is gone. It doesn’t seem right. But I am thankful for all the memories. For being able to know her and love her and be loved by her.The world is definitely a better place because she was in it.
I love you, Lynn.

13 comments:

Brenda said...

Thanks for sharing a glimpse of this incredible woman with us. I'm sure she touched the lives of so many in a positive way and will be missed.

Cindy said...

I wish you and your family the strength to go on with your lives and keep the spirit a life.
Xxx
ps You wrote a lovely story about your Aunt

Cindy

Angela Fehr said...

Deepest sympathies, Kim. Glad you have so many wonderful memories to make you smile as you miss her presence in your life.

Fresh Squeezed Stamps (Ryann) said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Kimberly. She sounds like a lovely person.

Glenda J said...

Thanks for sharing her great story with us. She sounds amazing. So sorry for your loss. Hugs...

Rox-Ann said...

Beautiful story of you Aunt Lynn she sounds like an amazing lady and will be missed by many! Hugs to you!

Tiff said...

So sorry for your loss. Big hugs for you :(

PEA said...

Kimberly,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have a Aunt just like this. My ownly Aunt and I love her dearly. Our memories are so bittersweet. They help us to hold onto what is lost but remind us of what we are missing at the same time. I hope your bring you peace, as this is what she would want for you all now.
Blessings,Pea

jasann said...

What a lovely story about your Aunt, she obviously loved you lots, and you have some memorable memories of this brave and loveable lady, hugs

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Rebecca Ednie said...

I'm sorry you lost someone so dear to you, my condolences.

paddie said...

Dear Kimberly
I'm sorry for the loss of your wonderful Aunt Lynn. She sounds like someone I would love to have known.
She will be always with you in spirit in your memories. She will come to visit you in your dreams. You have much to be grateful for in all these wonderful memories..She is at peace now and no more pain and suffering.
She is in a better place.
take care and GB
pat

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Kimberly, I'm sorry for the loss of your Aunt Lynn. I just now saw this. I am a bit behind on stuff. May warm memories of your aunt brings you comfort. Hugs sweetie.