I've had a sad past couple weeks. My dear Aunt Susan passed away after a long battle with cancer.
I know this is not a forum where I want to discuss my personal life or bring up family too much, but I feel the need to purge a bit.
More than anyone I knew, Sue really knew how to have a good time and live it up. She had this amazing ability to connect with people and make lifelong friends everywhere she went.
Yet she was dignified and wise and sensible. She didn't take no for an answer.
She and her family were some of the most generous people you could ever hope to meet. Our annual summer gatherings in Maine was something we all looked forward to.
She was a rock when I needed one the most.
Even when she was sick, I never once heard her complain. She was thin and frequently tired, but she still had unshakable faith and good cheer.
She was the glue that held our family together, and she left us scrambling for patches to mend the hole she leaves.