A Letter To My Dying Aunty.

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Dear Aunty,

Thank you for everything you’ve done for me. I know that you don’t have long to live. Growing up as a child you did so much for me.

You took me to the museum, to church and anywhere my little heart desired. While I never understood religion, I appreciated your love for it and the way it made you feel. I never did keep any of the bibles you gifted me and I never had the heart to tell you.

The lessons you taught me have been crucial to my success in life and business.

Lessons such as:

While dealing with the fact that you don’t have long to live, I’ve bonded with my brother again. I know that would make you happy if you could hear these words or even read them.

Long before I ever knew what blogging was or had a business, you taught me the rules of the world the way you saw them.

You spent your entire life serving others and towards the end of it, you were gifted a wonderful husband.

People thought you were crazy when you got married in your late eighties for the very first time.

I didn’t.

Walking you down the aisle to your husband to be was one of the biggest joys of my life. I was so proud and people said you looked like the queen. I agreed. Some people judged you and I didn’t care because you were choosing happiness over impressing everybody else.

It didn’t matter that you never had children because you had two nephews that cared about you very much. Life was not easy being the daughter of a potato farmer but I admired how you were brought up. Much of your kindness came from our grandfather who if he were alive today I’m sure he would have loved to see the person you became.

The last year has been hard watching you suffer in pain as old age has found you a lot sooner than I had of hoped. In some ways, I don’t want you to feel pain anymore which is hard to say.

Even though death is near I will never forget you. Your legacy will live on through what you taught me about life and most of all how I can serve others.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed your life as much as we have enjoyed sharing it with you.

You will never be forgotten.

Lots of love,

Written by

Aussie Blogger with 100M+ views — Writer for CNBC & Business Insider. Inspiring the world through Personal Development and Entrepreneurship www.timdenning.com

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