Today the world has lost a truly great woman. While I’m not a religious person, I’d like to believe that she is an Angel now, because if there was anyone who was deserving of it, she was.
|An Angel's Perch, as my Grandma would say|
My Aunt Val was amazing! She was my mother’s sister and best friend, and I ache to know how much my mother is hurting right now. For her, I will stay strong and be that pillar of strength she needs from her daughter. My Aunt helped raise me when I was a child, teaching me some of the things that have shaped me into the woman that I am.
Though time and distance has made staying in touch harder, my love for my Aunt has never diminished. I was lucky enough to see her in March, and we were able to have a great time and do the things she enjoyed doing! She saw me at my heaviest weight, and the one regret I have is that she won’t get to see me at my goal weight.
So this is my promise to you, my dear Aunt Val: Every inch, every ounce, every dress size, I lose it all for you. You died struggling with your health from fighting off cancer, and I know you wouldn’t want anyone else to suffer those same issues. Being overweight increases all those risks, and I won’t let that happen. I love you Aunt Val, I always have and always will. May you Rest in Peace.