While honoring and remembering her life up North in Maine this past week, I had the chance to revisit a poem I wrote for her this past Christmas. Since she was one of my greatest teachers about life, I would like to share my poem with you:
Aunt Ellen's soul is made of pure love;
In my eyes, Aunt Ellen will always be
Aunt Ellen is the smartest and wisest woman I know,
I appreciate all the advice she has given me;
I will take her words with me all the days of my life.
The memories I will forever cherish,
from Nubble Light to ‘Gate to the Sunshine State.
For all Aunt Ellen has done,
My love for her only grows more
On a high pedestal is where I hold Aunt Ellen,
Having Aunt Ellen a part of my life is the greatest gift of all;
Giving, helpful, loving, caring, selfless, and kind,
Aunt Ellen is not only my favorite aunt but also
I see that strong, wise woman I hope to one day become.