I haven’t been able to sleep well over the last few days. Auntie Lucilla is leaving in the morning, after 22 years of living with us. I wrote her a card last night and couldn’t stop tearing, thinking about everything that she’s done for my family and how much she has mothered my siblings and me over the years. I’m really not looking forward to going to the airport in the morning.
I still can’t believe that you’re leaving. The past 22 years have been wonderful with you around, and I really can’t imagine a home without you.
It’s going to be a tearful goodbye, but we have to remind ourselves that this is but the end of a chapter, and the start of another. We will definitely see each other again. It cheers me up to know that you’ll be returning to your children, and your newborn grandchildren.
The sacrifices you’ve made for your family and ours all these years and your courage to face the realities of life have taught me so much about love and humanity. Thank you for being a part of our lives.
I promise you I’ll come and visit you when I can. Please take care of your health. When I visit, I want to see a healthy, happy Auntie! 🙂
I’m going to miss you very very much. Remember you’ll always have another home here.
Yours with love,
what a poignant letter … i nearly cried 😦
Where is she now? Have you visited her already 🙂