Numbness of Death

Death as I have stated many times in the past is a date, we all one day will have.  As I told my Cousin Charles, I am ready as I tell my daughters on a regular basis “when Death knocks on my door, all you have to do is unlock the safe, and there you will find my funeral instructions, PAID IN FULL”.

When I learned of the death of Aunt Doll, yes, I was sad, but her death was not unexpected as she had lost her husband of 70+ years a few months.  But when I was informed that Aunt Gussie had also died, on the same day, I went numb.  Aunt Gussie had just celebrated her 95th birthday, so I knew that her time on this side was growing short.

And now the ONLY sibling left of 14 or so is my Mama.  She and I talk often, and death is usually a topic.  She has told me many times that when God calls her home don’t cry because she has lived a full life and she has been blessed with kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids that she loves and know they love her.

As I prepare to travel to Arkansas, I thank God for giving me two Aunt’s that I loved and knew that at anytime I could call on them for advice and guidance.  What I am feeling is unexplainable, but the only word I can think of is – numb. 

For all that are reading this Thought for the Day by Joyce, I ask that you pray for the Hatley and Bell families as we prepare to bury the youngest Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Great-Great-Grandmother and the oldest Aunt, Great-Aunt, Great-Great-Aunt of the Bell Family Tree.

This is my Thought for the Day.

Author: thoughtforthedaybyjoyce

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