Monday, November 15, 2010

Family Reunion

Last week we had a big reunion of my mother's family in Waco.  Pictured above is the five brothers and sisters, with their spouses and many of their offspring, as well as the matriarchs, my Grandma Dulce and her sister Sudie.  What I love about this photo is my two children, who look so comfortable and confident in the love that they get from coming from this family.  Everyone is excited to see them and talk to them, and they definitely respond to that.  It is how my sisters and I felt growing up in this loving extended family.  (sorry for the small image; I'll try to get a larger one in its place)

That is the post that's been rattling around my head for about a week.  Today I found out that my great Aunt Sudie, pictured in the wheelchair, passed away.  We knew it was close, and we were all thrilled that she was able to participate in this reunion.  She never had her own children, but she was super special to all of us.  She gave us many gifts, especially by the example she set.  Mostly I'm feeling sadness, but most of all for her sister, my Grandma Dulce, who had been her roommate for the last 2 decades, and her companion since she was born.


Lula said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Aunt Sudie. How wonderful that everyone got to spend the reunion with her before she passed! Your family looks like a lot of fun. :)

peevish said...

How hard it must be to lose your dear sister. My condolences to you all. I'm so glad she had a wonderful family surrounding her for all those years.

sarah doow said...

I'm sorry to hear that Aunt Sudie has passed away. Like Lula said, how nice that you were all together beforehand. That is a fabulous photo - so beautifully composed, with not a single face hidden by anyone else.

Anonymous said...

That's a lovely Family picture, least Sudie was able to be on it. :)