Yesterday was my birthday. Also yesterday, my favorite aunt died early in the morning. She'd had ALS, and I felt relieved that her suffering ended on my birthday. Whatever Heaven is like, I feel blessed that she is there - happy, peaceful, pain-free, as I hope Heaven to be - on my birthday.
A couple of nightss before my actual day, friends and I gathered. DB on the left celebrates her birthday a week after mine. I gave her a water cup that says "what happens tonight ends up on Facebook tomorrow."
Fall colors are not at their peak yet, but here and there one can see a tree that's more far along. This pretty tree is at the care center where my dear aunt just died. Her husband, my uncle, still lives there. He has dementia, and I don't know how much he understands about his wife's passing. Such a sad end of life for two intelligent, caring, dynamic people.
My mother, age 93, is now the last living member of her original family of two parents and 7 siblings. I hope she'll stick around for a while yet.
P.S. Thanks for kind emails and notes I have received. I really appreciate them. It has been a tough couple of weeks, but I'm feeling OK. Hoping to get my sewing mood back very soon.