Feb 27, 2008

Aunt Snooky

So many things run through my mind when I think about my Aunt Snooky. My mom's sister, she has played such a key role in my mom's life and has been one of her closest friends. She makes the best chocolate pies you'll ever taste, she's always serving, always praising God, faithful to Him and to others. Aunt Snooky has also been battling with cancer for about a year now. Off and on for the past 15 years, but intensely for a year.

Today, my aunt went home to be with the Lord. I don't really know what to post, or what I should say. I take that back, I know I need to PRAISE GOD for everything surrounding her life and even her death. He is so faithful!! He took such perfect care for her, even in the last, hard stages of cancer. I have so many stories from her and from my mom of how God used her to tell so many people about His saving grace!! I guess I just wanted to take a minute to honor my aunt, and tell of God's goodness and faithfulness even through the toughest trials of life.

God's word tells us in 1 Peter that the "God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast." I remember reading this 6 months ago, telling my mom to read it to Snooky. Now he truly has restored her to perfection and has called her home to this "eternal glory in Christ." What hope and joy and reassurance we have in Christ!


LJones said...

Sharee, I am so sorry for your loss. One thing my dad said years ago to a friend who lost his father has always stuck with me. He said, instead of walking by faith, he now walks by sight. Aunt Snooky is with her Savior. Praise Him!

I will be praying for you and your family.

amy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt. It is obvious from your post how she touched lives around her and glorified her Jesus while here on earth.
Now she's rejoicing at his throne.

Praying for you!

The Rowe Crew said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Your sweet words about her prove God used this precious women for His purpose and His glory!

Praise good for your Aunt Snooky!

We are praying for you and your family.

Diana said...

I am sorry for your families loss of such a wonderful woman. But how awesome that right now she is in front of her Lord. WOW!

allyo said...

I am sorry to hear about your Aunt Snooky. I could tell that she was an extremly special lady. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

campers said...

so sorry for your loss! It is such a bittersweet time...knowing she is rejoicing in heaven!!!!

Nicki W. said...

sorry about your loss too. this is a really sweet post and it sounds like she was a neat neat lady!!

Mandi said...

Sweet Shareena, Im terribly sorry to hear about the loss of your Aunt Snooky. Find comfort in the fact that at this very moment she is rejoicing with her Savior in Heaven.

I wish I lived closer to you so I could give you a hug right now... but know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jonna Nixon said...

I'm so glad that your aunt is up dancing with Jesus right now! I'm sorry that it's hard for those left down here though. I'm glad that you shared with us what an amazing woman she was!

Thanks for your comment on the photos! I'd be honored to take yours someday! I posted some of Ryder tonight so you'll have to go look. There were literally HUNDREDS of great ones so I just posted a few of my personal favs.

Anyway, hope you and your family are doing well!

Poefam said...

Sharee, I'm so sorry about your sweet Aunt! What a great outook you have on it all...it definately raised my spirits today! I'm praying for you and your family and I LOVE YOU!