Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Cindy's Email to Aunt Louise 11/12/08

Light snow. some sun
calm wind

This is Sister Cindy's email to Aunt Louise and her girls after reading my blog.

Louise, Linda, Shirley, and all the rest of your Wonderful family,

As I was reading Doug's special memories and wonderful tribute to Uncle Don, I was touched by my own sweet memories of your loving family and of how you not only loved each other, but how you loved us, too.

You have always been so important to us and such a good example in so many ways. I always looked forward to visiting your home. We felt loved and welcomed. The good company-----I never wanted to leave, the great activities-----that I never wanted to end, the yummy food-----I never wanted to leave it either, the fun conversations-----I never wanted them to stop, all the people-----I loved sitting in the middle of those relationships, it was always so warm and loving.

We're not talking a Perfect family since that probably doesn't exist here on the earth, but we are talking about your filling a need that we had at that time and you filled it with an extra measure of LOVE and CONCERN for us, and we felt it.

It wasn't that our parents didn't fill that need, too. But yours was special. You weren't our parents. You didn't have to love us, but you did. I, especially as a new convert to the church, needed a good example of a righteous, active, loving, "normal" church family. And you did that for me. I'll never be able to thank you enough for that. It effected everything I did. My live was better because of you all.

And then there were those special Uncle Don caramels!!!!!!! I can taste them now. Yum, yum. I don't know if I have the recipe or not, but if you share it, I'd love it.

Well, there's much more to say-----the telescope on the deck, the fire flies, the home-made ice cream, the family celebrations, the home canned produce, the outdoor breakfast in the gazebo, the big hugs, the happy smiles, etc., etc., etc.,------I don't want to stop reliving those wonderful times. Truly the gospel in action.

Thanks for loving us and for being that extra great example in our lives.

We've always loved you and always will. I'm so thankful we're part of an eternal family.

Love to you all from Novosibirsk,
Sister Cindy Simmons

1 comment:

Trisha said...

What a wonderful thing to read. I am also glad to be in this eternal family.