Family Passing

Last Update: March 13, 2018


Family passing. We all know that we are headed the same direction and will end up where our lives lead us. Last night we lost a dear Aunt in our birth city. She passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. Having dealt with cancer without brother in 2010, I know that this is devastating and hard to handle. This illness is serious business and does not hold back for anyone.

After many years of traveling to our hometown during the holidays or spring breaks, we would always, as a family, visit our Uncle and Aunts bakery to catch up,and well enjoy some freshly baked pastries, to which they would generously provide us. Along with a cold Coke and that was absolute delight to me and my 8 brothers and sisters. I will always be grateful for what they did for us and will always keep them close to our memories.

If you are ever in or near this type of situation, take time to recognize that we are all in this world for only a short time, making the most out of each and every day must be at the top of our lists of to does than anything else that happens. Embrace those family members as often as possible that are near to each one of you. You will be glad you did.

Peace

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Armlemt Premium
I know I am getting to this late, but I also wanted to say that I am sorry for your loss.

Anita
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XavierPerez1 Premium
That's ok. Thank you for your condolences. Our Aunt is in a better place. Matter of fact our other Aunt that had a stroke that night our other Aunt passed away dreamt her and spoke with her thru her dreams. She had told her she had received her wings from Jesus and when she woke up, the rocker was swaying in affirmation. We were amazed at how she was able to recover several days later. Thank you again.
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Armlemt Premium
That is amazing. I am sure that is also such a comfort to all of you. Yes, she is in a better place.

You're welcome,

Anita
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XavierPerez1 Premium
Update; Thank you everyone that left their condolences and thoughts this is truly a great place i am blown away from all the kind words. Our Aunt was buried yesterday and she's earned her wings. Thank you one and all,

Xav.
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Casablanca59 Premium
Condolences and God be with her to rest in peace.
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LTMLifestyle Premium
My sincere condolences and may God comfort the family as you mourn the passing of your loved one.
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gtusa91 Premium
My condolences... I hope all is well with your family
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RandiLee Premium
Those memories are the best legacy she left..you will remember the love, the laughter and the life that was shared while in her presence. I'm sorry for your loss and I'll keep your family in my prayers during this difficult time Xavier.

Randi
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KristylaureL Premium
You couldn’t be more correct! Live, laugh, love, forgive, and be the best person you can be every day! I lost my son 4 months ago.. I can’t wait to see him again but I may be here a while. This loss has changed me tremendously.. in good ways, but I do miss my old me. I stay focused on knowing he is still alive and all around and can here what I’m thinkinh which helps. Your Aunt is alway close by. Keep her spirit alive daily!
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XavierPerez1 Premium
My prayers are with you. Yes we are all headed in the same direction. Love, live, and don't take things for granted. Thank you
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CarolMeador Premium
Kristy, I'm so sorry for the loss of your son. Keeping you in my prayers. May your precious memories comfort you during this painful time. Carol
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JulietAA Premium
So sorry to hear about your Aunty
My deep condolences and prayers are with you and your family.
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PatsyC Premium
Sorry for your loss Xav, my condolences to you and your family.
Precious memories keep them with us always.
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XavierPerez1 Premium
Thank you Patsy our time is limited and we gave to make the most out of each day we have. The memories will always help us move on. Thanks again.
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PatsyC Premium
You are welcome Xav :)
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arielharris7 Premium
Oh Xavier so beautifully said.Each moment is indeed a gift and thank you for that reminder!.I wish you and your family much peace and love in the memory of the life and love your aunt gave.And hugs to you.
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KatieMac Premium
Sorry to hear of your sad loss and I agree whilst we will be upset life is to be lived and we need to press forward
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Flash4 Premium
Hi Xavier,
That was a lovely comment. Yes we are looking down that "barrel"
sad for the members left behind, but heh, they are in a good place, we must keep remembering that or we're "sunk"
Cheers Jae ☼
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Chrisie1 Premium
Blessings to your family, your Aunt's loving spirit will cover your family with her love and makes the family stronger.

You have my deepest condolences.
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XavierPerez1 Premium
Many thanks for your great words. We must keep on.
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MarkBa Premium
Condolences Xav. -Mark
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XavierPerez1 Premium
Thx Mark.
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buffetearns Premium
Sorry to hear Xavier

Wayne
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bigrog44 Premium
Sorry to hear that, Xavier.
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HarveyBrown Premium
My condolences Xavier, not an easy thing to lose a family member, especially someone so close.
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redbiro Premium
Glad you have some nice memories and I send my condolences to you and your family.
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JerryMcCoy Premium
I am sorry for your loss. If you do not mind I will keep your entire family in my prayers and say rosary for your Aunty.
Peace to you,
Jerry
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XavierPerez1 Premium
That will be fine Jerry. Thank you.
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SeanTee Premium
My condolences.
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DianneBee Premium
What a sweet post you write in your time of loss.

Yes indeed we all have people we miss but who may always inspire us.
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Trujunco Premium
Thank you Xavier, as I recognize the precious little time I've left to spend with my Mother.

A vibrant healthy life can be changed within a heartbeat and we get no guarantee at 5, 20 or 80 years.

It is safe to say for this reason, feel blessed by each day and do tell others how you feel about them...good or bad, it is an opportunity to connect and make our and their lives matter

May your realness be a blessing for everyone, Xavier. and cause a river of happiness...thank you for sharing here.

Peace and respect, David
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XavierPerez1 Premium
Thank you David. Great memories are endless for all of us still here. You are absolutely right and just express what we have within towards our families, friends, and everyone we can during the time we are here. Thanks again.
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Bryced19 Premium
Sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences.
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XavierPerez1 Premium
Accepted and thank you.
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CowboyJames Premium
You have my condolences on your loss.
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TRPEng Premium
Condolences on your Aunts passing. Very true words
Trevor
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DrTad Premium
My condolences Xavier on your aunt's passing.
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TeamIceCream Premium
Condolences Xavier!
Hubby lost his Dad a month ago.
We keep you and the extended family in our prayers! May beautiful memories help to ease the pain of their loss!
Peace to you!
Sharlee (Chocolate) + Vanilla IceCream
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XavierPerez1 Premium
Thank you. Will include your family in my prayers too. Many thanks.
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TeamIceCream Premium
Thank you Xav - much appreciated!
Sharlee (Chocolate IceCream)
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DebbieRose Premium
My condolences on your Aunt's passing. Memories are a wonderful connection to all those we love.

Blessings to you and your family,
Debbie
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CarolMeador Premium
I'm so sorry for your loss, Xavier. Having just lost my mother and a dear friend in 2017, I can certainly agree with you that we need to cherish our loved ones and show them how much we love them while we still can. May your precious memories of your dear aunt give you comfort during this sad time. Carol
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XavierPerez1 Premium
Thank you Carol. Will keep you in our prayers too.
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CarolMeador Premium
Thanks, Xavier. My prayers are with you and your family as well. Carol
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elores Premium
My deepest sympathy to you and family. May the lord comfort you in your time of sorrow. The Lord knows best.
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N33 Premium
My condolences.
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jlclayton1 Premium
My prayers are with you and your family, and your message is one that needs to be remembered!
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Hudson Premium
So sorry for your loss. Your message is so true, yet many choose to ignore it. Problem is that it can often be too late when the message is realised. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Hudson
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Symanica Premium
I'm so sorry for your loss.
~Shell
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Steven-A Premium
My condolences
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sdawson Premium
So sorry, May God give you and your family comfort and peace. - Shirley
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DEversley Premium
I am very sorry to hear of your loss, Xavier.
We truly must make the most of those that are dear to us when they are alive. Her memories will live with you all forever. Take comfort in that somehow.

All the best in the midst of this temporary storm.

David
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JeannineC Premium
We lost a 91 year old uncle last week. Even though at that age it wasn't a surprise, I'm grateful that we had spoken with him earlier in the week by chance.

You are right, family is special and deserves to be treasured, always.
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Diosy Premium
Sorry for your loss. Thanks for sharing, those are wise words, we can’t bring anything with us after death but the memories of our life time. So it’s best to have good ones and the best are always went we felt part of something and with someone.
Take care and sending you happy thoughts here.

Diosa
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Melissa901 Premium
I am very sorry for you loss you will be in my thought and prayers.
You have it right when you say this sickness can hit anyone. I have one of my kids best friends fighting it right now. He is only 21 and has a little 2 year old boy. I have never had to face this until him. And let me tell you it was yet another reminder to not take anything for granite.
Bless you and your family.
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XavierPerez1 Premium
Very true. Thank you for your kind words. I too will keep y all in our prayers.
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Melissa901 Premium
Thank you and you are welcome
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