Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Some sad news....

I received a call this morning that my great Aunt Vivian passed away due to her cancer. We're thankful. She was in pain, she was suffering, we've been praying for her time to come quickly. She's with her Father now, God is good!

Over the past few years, I've gotten to know my Aunt Vivian better. I've been working on our family genealogy and she has provided me with many insights into the past. I've learned about her mother, father, and her family. I looked at old family photos, heard about a letter and visit from an aunt from Scotland, and found out that Aunt Vivian lives in the same house that her grandfather built. I'm sad that I didn't get to know more. I was just starting to ask the questions about who they really were. Where did they live? What did they do? I didn't even get into asking about stories from the past. Now that is all lost. My sense of loss from Aunt Vivian is only heightened by my sense of loss of our family history.

I ask that you please pray for her son, Steve. Steve has never married and has stayed with his mother all of these years, being able to be with her during her elderly years. His sense of loss and grief are great and I pray that prayer will guide him through this rough time.

My children are lucky to have all of their grandparents living. This year, we are focusing on a huge genealogy, family history unit in which they will explore their ancestors by research and interviews. I'm really looking forward to it and will share the details with you. I plan on posting all that we're doing in the hopes that you will take advantage of this and learn about your own family. Prayers and blessings to you for a wonderful week!


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your aunt. I know she will be greatly missed. I'll be praying!


  2. I am very sorry to read of your loss. May she be at peace with out Savior.

  3. Sorry to hear this, yet I know how you feel about being glad that the suffering is over. Can't wait to see your genealogy unit pan interesting!

  4. I'm sorry. Prayers for Steve and that you will all find comfort.


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