Thursday, May 27, 2010

Saying Goodbye

My Sweet Auntie Rita has finished her time here on earth. She lived her life to the fullest, with grace and dignity, regardless of the roadblocks that were thrown into her path. ALS weakened her body. It did nothing to her faith or inner strength, if anything, she became stronger. She wanted to remain in her home for her final days. The end of her journey on earth was filled with family, friends, and gentle loving care from her daughters. We will be traveling to her home in Colorado to say our final goodbyes. Here she is, in a healthy younger body, doing one of her favorite things, photography.

3 comments:

Landon and Kayla said...

I love her smile in this picture!! Strong women run in this family! :)

Amy said...

That was sweet Jan. Thanks for writing it, I love hearing your thoughts. And that is my favorite photo of her :).

Melissa said...

I am sorry to hear your Aunt passed! Glad you can go to Colorado to say goodbye. Thinking of you and hoping you are well...