I have an Aunt Connie, and if you’ve followed me on my radio show, or fb, then you know all about her. She’s the mac to my cheese. She’s amazing.
She has loved me unconditionally, when I was most certainly unlovable. She has jumped in the car when I’ve said, “Hey, wanna go to…” without a moment of hesitation. She has been my nurse, my best friend, my confidant, and my shoulder to cry on more times than I can even begin to count. She’s family. She’s always made me feel included. She’s always gone above and beyond for me. She’s always believed in me and told me as much. She’s come and sat with me on days/nights when I couldn’t talk, much less sit up. Yeah, she’s Aunt Connie, but she’s so much more to me than that.
I love her. My next sentence is going to appear to sound sad, but I assure you, it’s not. Our life paths are beginning to grow wider and wider apart with the different choices we are both making in regards to our own individual needs and desires for our lives, but I know, without question, that even if we end up on opposite sides of the earth from each other, instead of just across the street, if I call her, she will be there; and I will always be there for her.
She’s the bees knees, and I love her more than I could ever say. I’ve told her as much on many occasions. I want to also thank her. She’s shown me how to get back up these last four years and recreate my life. She’s the model of strong in my book. She’s the model of carrying on. She’s always faced adversity, yes, even from me at times. But, she always stood resolute. Quietly, much opposite to my Loudly.
She’s getting married later this year. I don’t think I’ve appropriately expressed my happiness to her in that regard. I am very happy for her. Truly. She deserves lasting happiness after all the hell she’s been through over the years. She seems to have finally found it. That’s rare in this ole world. May she always keep it, as we all know too well how fleeting it can be sometimes.
I love you, Aunt Connie, and I couldn’t be happier for you and Duston. May God bless your marriage for all the rest of your days on this earth. There’s no one else I can think of that deserves it more than the two of you. I love you both, even if I don’t say that enough. I truly do.
Also, can we please have a lil day road trip together soon? I really need some Aunt Connie time, for my soul and heart are in desperate need of a new adventure with you.