#LoveStories celebrates the good people who make a difference. Tell a story about someone who has made your life a little lighter. Better yet, share that story with them.
An auntie is special mix of wise owl, friend and an ever-abundant source of stories from the past. She loves you like a mother but treats you like a friend. Every visit is like a vacation where you get the best advice and learn even more about your family.
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All my aunties have spent most of their years living quite a distance from me. I have not been able to go over for tea or get on the phone with them.
My auntie in England, Auntie Jacquie, raised four kids. I saw her on my trips to England but she was always very busy preparing meals, parenting, making room for me, extra laundry so we didn’t have much time to just hang out. She cared for me when I was there though.
Later, when she had retired from work and her kids had grown up, she had time for new hobbies. One of her hobbies was to post funny memes and videos on Facebook. She became an avid Facebook user. Not only did she post her own stuff, she responded to many of my posts. Every time I posted some success, she always commented. She cheered me on, gave me courage, told me she was proud of me. In public, on Facebook. It was wonderful!
She cared about me. She believed in me. She watched me grow as a person, raise a family and find success at work. She wrote kind and inspiring words to me. And made me ROTFL from her Facebook posts. They say technology disconnects us but not my auntie; she used it to connect to friends and family all over the world to enrich our lives and hers.
She was a special mix of best friend, wise owl and troublemaker. She is gone now but I still I love her for it!
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