Find Out Why I Have The Best Aunt Ever

Trying To Make Up For Lost Time
Find Out Why I Have The Best Aunt Ever

I can’t believe I made the mistake of not spending enough time in life with the people that matter most.  Enduring tough times, I now realize I turned to the wrong people around me for comfort.  Being lucky enough to still have my aunt in my life has made me realize how important it is make the time now.

Find Out Why I Have The Best Aunt Ever Below

My aunt gives me the unconditional love of a mother that I didn’t experience with my manic depressive mother.   Here are some of the mother-daughter things I never experienced until spending time with my aunt:

 *Sharing a cup of coffee and talking about life.

*Going shopping

*Getting nails done together

*Making me feel normal when I feel my life getting out of control

*Making crafts together

*Sharing with me her latest craft project

*Giving me a trinket, “just because”

*She knows my family history and why I feel the way I do

Why I Travel Three Hours To Get My Nails Done

During a visit, my aunt wanted me to take her to get her nails done and I joined her.  Not being very high maintenance myself, I was hesitant.  Did I want the upkeep of getting my nails done?  What about the expense?  How much are they and how long with they last?  But one thing changed my doubts – When I saw the joyful look on her face of us getting our nails done together – I melted.

My aunt has Multiple Sclerosis and is in a wheelchair.  She is a tenacious women herself.  My uncle loves her to death but hovers over her like she is a porcelain doll getting ready to break. She needs a break – from him.  They have been married for 52 years but everyone needs to spend time away from each other.

I wished I didn’t live three hours away, but I do.  So for now,  when I watch my aunt wheel herself to check the family calendar to plan our next nail appointment, I make the much needed drive for us to spend time together.

How do you make time for the important people in your life?  I would love to hear your story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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