Three years ago today our Uncle Sam passed away from Cancer. A little over three months before we lost our beloved Aunt Darlene. It is still hard to believe they have left this earth and now reside in Heaven.
I was reading this from Daily Light by Ann Graham Lotz . . .
The spirit will return to God who gave it.
The Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. There is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives him understanding. The first man Adam became a living being. The spirit of the sons of men . . . goes upward.
While we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. With Christ, which is far better. I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.
I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
Memories . . .
Aunt Darlene loved the babies! This photo was taken at Katelyn's High School Graduation open house a few months before Aunt Darlene passed away.
Feeding the birds and the fish off her dock in Florida.
Anniversary Surprise Party. Uncle Sam is holding Ryan.
Aunt Darlene is holding Katelyn and Uncle Sam 21 years ago.
Feeding the ducks while on a walk with Aunt Darlene. Front to back - Gabrielle, Katelyn, Kendra and Abigail.
Uncle Sam watching Aunt Darlene learn to use her new laptop.
Aunt Darlene learning to use her laptop.
Uncle Sam, Aunt Darlene and Ryan
Aunt Darlene's fried fish were a favorite . . . especially for Ryan. EJ always told her that he LOVED the "chicken"!
Always taking pictures! I have to add . . . and always changing out the batteries!
Birth year Quarters for the Birthday boy.
Out to dinner celebration with Uncle Sam and Aunt Darlene.
Aunt Darlene and Cody.
Cody and Aunt Darlene were teasing Katelyn.
Uncle Sam and Aunt Darlene.