Sunday, December 27, 2009

My Sad Christmas

It's with a very sad heart I write this entry. I never in a million years would have thought my birthday gift this year would be a plane ticket to go see my dying aunt. Things moved so fast that it went from bad to worse. On Christmas Eve I received a text message from my cousin Jenny saying that her mom (my aunt) was not doing well and she had gone into a comma. I made sure to call my cousin Nelia in Bermuda to see what was going on before leaving for my in-laws. She mentioned that my aunt only had hours to live but did not know if it was hours as in two or hours as in 24-48.

As we drove up to Oshawa, Steve and I talked about my aunt and something inside our hearts we knew that the next 24 my dear aunt would leave us. We sad down to a beautiful meal my poor mother in-law made after going to work all morning and I received a text message again from Jenny. I asked everyone to excuse my checking my blackberry but because of my aunts condition I needed to check. My heart sank at the words I was reading on the screen. My aunt had just passed at 4:45 pm Canadian time (5:45 pm Bermudian time). From that moment on life changed. Christmas Eve has changed forever.

My beautiful aunt was a true angel. She did not deserve to die at 57.

Thank you for reading. I appreciate all the support that my family has received and continues to receive.

1 comment:

Clare said...

oh Vern I am so sad to read this post. Any time is hard to lose a relative but Christmastime is the worst. You have been in my prayers since I read about this first and I will continue to pray for you and your family.