Losing people you love is always hard. Losing a member of your family, a person who you are tied to by blood, by memories, by fate is simply tragic. On New Year's eve my Aunt passed away at the age of 56. Death certainly has a way of making you reflect and making you hold tight to every other person you hold dear. We may not always understand why things happen the way they do, but I'm thankful that I have peace knowing that God is in control. As hard as we might try to figure out why things happen, we simply can not rely on our own understanding. All we can do is hold tight to God's promises. He will never leave us, even in death if we trust in him.
My Aunt was a loving and generous woman. She was always planning out something fun for us to do at family functions and she loved to laugh. She always made sure to tell me how much she loved reading my blog and she absolutely loved talking about her family. While I am so incredibly sad that my Aunt will no longer be with us on this earth, I was blessed to know her and I know she is well taken care of with my grandpa and with Jesus in heaven.