Well... I've sat here for about a half hour now trying to think of how to start this post. I posted on Facebook about this already, but finally have some time to breathe & blog about it now.
Last Thursday was an awful day. My sister called me from Denver with news that my aunt had passed away suddenly. She was only 62 and we were all very close. She was only 18 when I was born, so she was my aunt (my mom's sister) but also like my crazy older sister. She was definitely involved in my life and was part of so many of my life memories & events... big & small. She's probably the funniest person I know.
My parents were in Denver visiting my sister at the time, so they all flew back home together that night. Most of my weekend was spent with family... planning my aunt's service, looking through old family photos & just being together. And the funeral service was last night. It was really more of a celebration of life than a funeral, and per her request it was a Mardi Gras-themed service. We all wore beads. Only my aunt!
To say that I will miss her terribly is an understatement.
We all will.
Back tomorrow with crafty stuff...