Wednesday, April 11, 2012

My Sweet Aunt Lyda...

For those of you who have read Timber Ridge Reflections (From a Distance, Beyond This Moment, and Within My Heart), do you remember the characters of UNCLE BEN and AUNT LYDA MULLINS in those stories? Those characters were based on my "real" Uncle Ben and Aunt Lyda Mullins who were so precious to me.


Uncle Ben died years ago, and I just got a call earlier today that my sweet Aunt Lyda passed away this morning after a heart attack. She was 87. I went to see her about a month ago, took her a Chocolate Cream Pie (that was her favorite), and we had such a nice visit. I'm going to miss her so much but she was ready for Home, as she always told me as we visited. "I'm ready for what's comin' next, Tammy," she would always say. And...today, she's gotten her heart's desire. 


I spent many a summer with her and Uncle Ben on their farm in Dellrose, TN, which was quite an adventure for this born-and-bred Atlanta gal. I'm headed to Fayetteville, TN with my daughter tomorrow for the graveside service. Will be a sad day, but also one of great celebration.


Below is picture taken in 2009 not long before my sweet Mom passed away. She and Aunt Lyda and I would always get so tickled together. Great girl time. And just think...an eternity of that awaits. Bless you, Lord, for the promise––and guarantee––of our forever Home.



8 comments:

  1. My condolences, Tamera.
    And Thank YOU for that great reminder of an eternal promise.

    The Lord Bless you and your family.

    Ganise

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  2. "Bless you, Lord, for the promise––and guarantee––of our forever Home."

    Amen and amen. Praying for you, Tammy, and hope your trip is safe and that you have precious time with family and friends celebrating the life of a wonderful woman of faith.

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  3. Blessing to You and Yours in your time of lose.

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  4. Sorry to hear about your loss...but rejoice in knowing your aunt's faith has become sight! Losing loved ones in my own life has really made me think more about eternity. The Lord wants us to rejoice in it and not fear it if we know Him. You have great perspective. Love the picture of you, your mom, and aunt. You and your mom look so much alike! : ) God bless~Stacey

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  5. Bless you gals, and thanks! The day of the funeral was both happy and sad. A mixture. As is life, of course. So appreciate those prayers. Grateful for y'all...

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  6. I missed this and just now saw it. So sorry you've said goodbye to your sweet aunt but smiling that she and your mom are laughing together in heaven. Absolutely love the picture. Eternity is getting sweeter every day, isn't it?!

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  7. Just read this today....Rejoicing with you about where your aunt is now, but sad with you in your grief. I'll be praying for you, Tammy!

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  8. Thanks so much, Amanda. I'm rejoicing for her too, while still missing her here.

    And oh yes, Linda. Sweeter every day...

    Appreciate you gals!

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