I have no doubt in my mind that my Aunt Debbie is my guardian angel. A year ago today, my aunt passed away unexpectedly, and it devastated my family. I remember exactly where I was when my sister called me. I immediately just cried, and all I could think about were my cousins, my mother, my uncle Don, and my grandpa. My cousins lost their mother, my mother-her sister, my uncle-his wife, and my papa-his daughter. It was a wave of emotions I had never felt. I was so overwhelmed and my mind immediately went back to the last conversation I had with her. She had called to congratulate me on my engagement. She was so happy for me, and we talked for over an hour. She was so excited to make my wedding cake (she makes the BEST cakes ever!). My Aunt Debbie and I were always very close. She was an adpi (along with all of my aunts!) and Debbie and I just clicked. She taught me everything I know about hair, and once even gave me a rockin' upside down french braid (yes, this is possible) circa 1997. I also like to credit my Aunt Debbie for my love of pugs, and Louis Vuitton. She always made me smile, and I always looked forward to seeing her. I have told you all before (here) that she comes to me a lot in my dreams, and it is really the coolest thing. I know that her three children, and her husband miss her everyday.
Ginny, JD, and Lucy, Debbie's beautiful children!
Debbie, and Lucy at Lucy's wedding. I love this picture.
My two beautiful cousins, who mean the world to me! And their pug children of course.
Aunt Debbie, I just want you to know how much you are missed and loved. Thank you for your girls, they are so precious to me, and I am keeping an eye out for both of them. Please continue to guide me, and fill me in on little secrets about life. I miss you all the time, and know that you are watching down on us everyday.
Lucy, Ginny, and JD- I am so thankful that God gave me you three as cousins. I am always here whenever you need anything. I love you!!
"For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down, we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands" 2 Corinthians 5:1