She is my Papa's sister.
She passed away this morning after 85 years of blessing us with her presence.
She had 10 children... 8 boys and 2 girls.
She lived and loved until the very end.
She was the hardest working, sweetest, most loving human ever. I had the pleasure of seeing her 3 years in a row when we vistied New York every year for the holidays.
She has numerous grand and great grandchildren who adored her and will miss her very much.
God is now happy to have her in his midst... I am sure.
She plants a mean garden, and is steadfast in her work.
She will be planting and harvesting feasts for all the people in heaven from now on, and resting
in His loving arms when her work is through.
To all my family in New York mourning her right now... I say... stay strong... just like your Grandmother was. She is out of pain, visiting with her family she hasn't seen in a long time.
Be blessed knowing she loved you and still loves you and will help you all the days of your life.
Remember her as a woman of strength and character, with love abounding for each of us.
Though it may be sad day for us... they are rejoicing in heaven to have her there.
She will be waiting for all of us when it's our time, and she will be healthy, strong and beautiful as always when she ushers us into heaven.
Be well my family... mourn lightly... and know she is with you always.
I love you Zia.
I'll see you in (I hope) 50+ or so years.