Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The most special person in the world.

This is part of my journey to find my family.

Of all the people in the world My Aunt in Wv is my most special friend.
I am very thankful she has been apart of my life the last 10 Years.
From day one some time back in the 1980's.
She treated me like family from the moment we met, and showed me what true kindness was.
She like Mrs D. are from the old world. My Aunt will do any thing in her power to help any one, . She is the best country cook in the world. In this picture you will see Her to the right and me and 2 of her 8 kids.
The baby is my youngest grandson, Cullen he is now 3 years old.

This picture is missing her head but it shows her with her fathers bible
One day she showed it to me and told me about my grandparents. How when I was born they wanted to adopt me. But it did not work out. His bible was full of treasures. Like this old check from the bank of heaven.

He was a coal miner and had to pay for his own supplies like Dynamite Etc. There are records of his cost and letters to and from his kids and this old pay check from 1948. I just noticed he has no income tax state or federal, I wonder if they had to pay it then?

She showed me a hamper full of her moms cloths and told me all about the family I never knew.
She gave me old pictures to make copy's of as I was doing the family tree research at the time. And she also gave me a glass bead necklace that was her moms. I was not there to get any thing material from her. I was there because I love her and want to spend any amount of time I can get with her. She has showed me unconditional love, as I to her. She told me story's of Her life and how dearly she loves her kids. She gave birth to all of them at home except the last 2.

You may wonder why I feel so much for her. I was raised an unwanted child. In a house with my real Mom who did not want me. My Step dad was the reason I am in Mo. He told me in the year 2001. That when he married my Mom in 1964. That he said to her it was not right to leave me in Wv with my Grandma. Who loved me dearly. He only this year has seen a bit of how I am treated. Sorry. This is to be a good post. Forgive me.

But you kinda get the ideal why she is so important & wonderful for me to have family who love me back.

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mrsb said...

What a beautiful relationship to have! Both my grandmas are passed, and growing up in a military family, I didn't have a very close relationship with any of my extended family.

Though it doesn't sound like you had a great childhood, I'm glad you had someone who could share a bit about your family and give you the love you should have had as a child.

Denise said...

Such a beautiful tribute to your dear aunt. Bless you.

John said...

Nice blog.
Beautiful pictures. wow...

Please visit:

Keep blogging.
Good luck.

Carla said...

I, personally, think older family members have the ability to love freely, without worldly hang-ups. I'm glad you had a place of open love to embrace, even if from a distance. I'm sorry for your pain growing up, and am thankful for the love your received and I can see you pass on to your current family. Those that can't love-just miss out.
(I love family Bible's too, full of life and memories-thank you for sharing today!)

Suzanne said...

Your aunt sounds like a wonderful person. What priceless treasures she has shared with you about your ancestors. However, her unconditional love is definitely the best gift of all. ...A wonderful post!

Q said...

She is a treaure.
Your tribute to her is a gift.
May we all be a treaure and a gift!

Wendy said...

She is indeed a treasure. I am happy you have her in your family.
It's o.k. to post about pain and hurt feelings. We will share them with you and then share the love and happiness.

Mary said...

What a beautiful post. I also have an aunt who has been a good friend over the year. You've certainly had a special relationship with yours.

What treasures in the family Bible. I enjoyed seeing both the check and the pay stub. Wonderful memories are in that old Bible.

If you have time, please stop by and read about my friend this week. I was a bit late posting.


Love Bears All Things said...

I'm so happy you found your Aunt and have such a special relationship with her.
Mama Bear

Nancie said...

Welcome to Thankful Thursday. So glad you joined us this week. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us. Thank God for blessing you with such a special Aunt. Thanks for visiting me and your kind comment. Take care and God bless!

Debra said...

What a beautiful tribute. Thank you for sharing it with us! That Bible is just precious!

BP said...

Hello! Glad you joines us for Thankful Thursday this week. It is nice you have such a special friend in your Aunt.

Laurie Ann said...

Awesome tribute to your aunt. I can't tell how much you love her in the tenderness of your post. It's so sweet! I wanted to mention that I loved the picture of her holding her father's Bible. How awesome it is to have such a treasured possession. I flip through my Daddy's Bible every time I go over to his house. With the things he keeps in it, it tells the story of family. I love it and my sister and I have both agreed that after he dies we will share joint custody of the Bible, it will spend 6 months at my house and 6 at hers. LOL!

Happy Thankful Thursday! I loved your post.

Jerralea said...

What a wonderful tribute to your Aunt! It sounds as if God has truly used her to be a blessing to your family.

I had to smile at the headless photograph. I have so many of those myself -- I'm known for taking them!

I appreciate your visit to my blog!

Bonnie said...

Welcome to Thankful Thursday and I'm glad to get the opportunity to read you. What a beautiful post and your Aunt is blessed to have such love in her life and to be able to give it! Blessings.

FourOf5zs said...

A beautiful post. It is so wonderful for her to share these things with you. One of my hobbies is genealogy and I love stories like this :-)

Jill said...

Welcome to TT - your tribute and post is beautiful. What a precious treasure the bible is. What a treasure your relationship with your aunt is! God is amazing!

Love endures all things!

In His amazing grace,

Peggy said...

I'm so glad you found your wonderful aunt. She sounds like a beautiful person.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Glad you joined TT.

Heather said...

Beautiful tribute about your Aunt. I'm so happy that you found your Aunt and have such a special connection. Welcome to Thankful Thursday!

Anonymous said...

First of all, thank you for visiting my blog. I love it when people visit AND leave messages! :)

Isn't Thankful Thursday's neat? It's fun to read other TT posts and rejoice with them. :)

I loved your post today. It took me back to the hills of Kentucky (where I am from) and stories about the coalminers.-- My dad and papaw were coalminers! :)

Happy Thursday.

LAURIE said...

What a lovely tribute to your friend - your aunt. What wonderful soil she planted in your soul. I am glad to see you on TT this week and I appreciate you visiting my "1/2 off sale" post on Thankful Thursday. We all have so much to be grateful for and each day is a sweet day as we walk with God. -Blessings.

Carrie said...

Thank God for providing this wonderful person in your life.

Audra Krell said...

How blessed you are to have such an incredible relationship as this. You know she loves you so much, how much more does our father in heaven love you? Very beautiful.

Michele Williams said...

What a beautiful tribute to your special Aunt. Bless you dear.

Melanie said...

A beautiful tribute to your special aunt!

Happy Thankful Thursday!

mama meji said...

I'm sorry about the thing with your mother...but I'm sure you've got lots of love to share because of your Aunt. It's a wwnderful tribute-this post.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your thankful entry and for visiting me today.


Renee said...

What a beautiful post and a wonderful tribute to your Aunt.Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful weekend.


Anonymous said...

My parents always gave much such amazing unconditional love that it really hurts me to hear of someone who did not receive such love. I'm glad you did have those in your life that loved you in a special way.

Gail said...

You have a treasure in this relatonship. You are so lucky to know all this. Some people never get the chance to know love and think this unlove is the normal way.
Hang in got good genes!

Beth K. Vogt said...

What a wonderful post ... thank you for sharing. Your aunt sounds like a special woman!