Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority. - William Jennings Bryan

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

There's a Better Home Awaiting

This morning at 11:00 am, my aunt, Faye Daugherty, passed away, due to complications of kidney failure. She died at Clinch Valley Medical Center in Richlands, Virginia. She was only 54 years old.

I loved my Aunt Faye more than any other aunt of uncle I had. I can remember sitting under a shade tree with her when I was 2. I can remember riding in the little wagon she pulled when she drove her lawn tractor. I have fond memories of patting her hair-sprayed hair on Sundays and saying "no haiw spway, no haiw spway." Later, I remember her staying at my bedside when I was eight, and diagnosed with diabetes. She was my mother's best friend, and had been almost like a mother to her for the past ten years.

Words cannot express how much I loved her, and how much I now miss her.

Even in this time of sorrow, there is no rest for the weary. My grandfather's temperature was 104 degrees this morning, and his prognosis is just as grim. I leave now to go to Johnson City to be with him.

I won't be able to post anything until at least Thursday.

Thank you all so much for your prayers for my aunt, and I ask you continue to pray for my Grandfather.



kathy said...

Oh Neal, I'm sorry about your aunt. I will keep your family in my thoughts.

Alice said...

Deepest sympathy and all my prayers for your grandfather.