Post # 1
This past Thursday my Aunt passed away from cancer. I’d posted previously about her illness in another post. She had colon cancer (diagnosed in January) that had spread to her liver and finally her lungs. Last month the doctors said it would be a month, at most two.
It’s a heartbreaking situation. She is no longer suffering and in pain, and is in a much better place now, but it’s still so hard since we all love her and miss her. We’d known for awhile now that she probably wouldn’t make it to the wedding, which she’d been looking forward to. But her spirit will be there.
What surprised me was when my Uncle said he hopes to make it to the wedding, as he knows my Aunt wanted to go and would want him to be there.
On the program for her funeral there was a poem about family that she had written, which she had put in the family cookbook years ago. I told my FI I wanted to put it on the back of the program, and he agreed. I think instead of favors we might do a donation to the Cancer Society or something similar.
Post # 4
(((hugs))) I am SO sorry. I think your plan for the program is beautiful! You are 100% correct that she will still be w/ you on your beautiful day.
I know exactly how you feel, as I lost my uncle to cancer last May. If you ever feel the need to talk, please PM me.
Post # 5
I’m so sorry about your aunt. I think it’s a lovely idea to do something in her memory.
Post # 6
I am sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep you and your loved ones in my prayers. I think your idea to use the poem is beautiful. My FH and I will be making a donation to two organizations instead of favors as well.
Post # 7
I’m sorry for your loss. I think it is a nice idea to include her in the program and to make a donation in lieu of favors.
Post # 8
I am so sorry. My Mom died of colon cancer and as much as I hated to say good-bye, I was relieved as she was in so much pain. Your Aunt will be there in spirit, I have no doubt.
Post # 9
I’m so sorry for your loss. One of my aunts also recently passed away from cancer and your attitude is 100% what I keep telling myself- she is no longer in pain. That’s wonderful that your uncle is looking forward to spending the day celebrating with you 🙂
Post # 10
I’m sorry for your loss 🙁 My husband lost his uncle to cancer right before our wedding as well which was a sad situation. I lost my uncle to cancer years ago and it is still hard. It was actually right before my high school graduation which he was really upset he wouldn’t be able to see but he told me he would be there whether I could see him or not. And so will your aunt I’m sure.
Post # 11
So sorry for your loss and I think sharing her poem is a loving and thoughtful tribute to your aunt. I, too, hope that you uncle will be able to attend your wedding as being at a happy occasion amongst family and friends will likely be a wonderful lift for his spirits. I hope your aunt is at peace and that you will smile on your wedding day and think of her.
Post # 12
I’m so sorry for your loss. 🙁
Post # 13
(((HUGS))) I am so sorry 🙁 I will be saying prayers for peace for you and your family.