To my friends and family, I am asking for your prayers for my family. My sweet Aunt Dona went home to be with Jesus on Saturday morning. The next couple of days hold a lot of family events. Dona went in to surgery to get her tonsils taken out, sinus' stretched, and something else for her breathing. She was doing well and laughing, my cousin Diana stayed the night with her at the hospital and thought that the surgery went well because she did not hear her snoring. Went over to check on her, and she was gone.
This is my mom's side of the family. Aunt Dona was married to mu Uncle David, who died 5 years ago next week. She just turned 61 last Friday. Like my mom said, she has always been around. She had been apart of the family since she was 11 and married my Uncle David at 15. She leaves behind my 5 cousins and their families. It saddens me to the core to think they are like orphans... no parents. All of my cousins have kids and some are older but some are younger and the thought they will not know their grandparents really gets me.
Let me leave you with one story... my cousin Wendy (Dona's daughter) was in her room when her son Austin who is 6 came in. And he said, "momma, I had so much more I needed to tell Granny. But Mommy, that is why we should tell everyone how much we love them every day, because we don't know how many day's the LORD is going to let us tell them." All I can say is... out of the mouth of babes!