Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Thank you all for your sweet words of comfort. My great aunt Linda passed away last Wednesday. She was 61. Linda was a donor and on Thursday she gave of herself yet again and we pray that others may live on because of her very special gift.
Linda's donation was on par with the rest of her life. She was a wonderful giving person that preferred to be behind the scenes working rather than leading for all to see. She had amazing crochet, knitting and cross stitch skills and her love was spread far and wide through her gifts. The blanket in the picture was a gift from her. I have always treasured it, but will even more so now that she is gone. I remember watching her crochet when I was a kid. Her fingers moved so fast you could hardly see them. She was an extremely funny person, you couldn't help but laugh when you were around her. She will be greatly missed.

On Thursday a Donate Life flag was flown at the hospital as a tribute to Linda's donation. We all learned a lot about the donation process through this experience and I urge you all to be informed and make your wishes known to your family. Research the laws in your state regarding organ and tissue donation.

We just returned from her funeral service last night. Our world kind of stopped turning for about a week and we are trying to get back into a normal routine now. You all have been busy while I've been gone! I have over 300 unread posts in my Google Reader account. So, if your looking for me I'll be siting in front of the computer trying to catch up!
Take care and thanks again for thinking of me and my family.

9 comments:

Amy Jo said...

What a beautiful post....she sounds like a wonderful person. I am sorry for you loss...

Blakely said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss.

Sarah said...

I am so sorry. What a beautiful gift she gave. That is wonderful that the hospital flies a special flag to honor her. The blanket she made you is beautiful.

becki said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss! It is so great that you had the chance to know such a great person. I'm sure she will be with you in every crocheting and knitting project you do! My prayers are with you during this time!

Amber said...

awww thats awesome that she was a donor and still able to give after she's gone. I hope you and your family are doing well (((hugs)))

amandajean said...

oh, i'm so sorry, roxy. i hope that you are able to remember the good times with her. hugs to you!!

david santos said...

Excellent posting, Roxanne!
This work is Art. You are Master!
Conrats. Have a nice weekend.

Wendy B said...

Oh Sweetie...I am so sorry to hear about your aunt. My parents just told me today. My sympathies to you and your family. Love ya Girlie! Always - Wendy

sandra said...

I'm sorry for your loss...
Hugs!