|Aunt Betty in her element (cooking a big breakfast for everyone)|
She was strong and dynamic. Outgoing and funny. She lived to take care of others and could flat run circles around me and a handful of others at the same time.
Her cooking was phenomenal. She insisted on making everyone's favorite at each meal and she made the best jam that she would send home with us every time she came. It did not matter what time of day or evening we got there she would get up and offer us something to eat. I'm not just talking about a snack or a sandwich but a complete meal.
|She loved her babies|
She would repeat stories sometimes but I didn't mind. I would just take it all in. I loved hearing about Jeff's family and how important family is to her. I enjoyed when she pulled out the photo albums and we found a few pictures of Jeff when he was little.
|Uncle sunny and Aunt Betty at the annual 4th of July celebration|
|She bottle fed calves when needed|
|Our final picture at Great Wolf Lodge|
Aunt Betty and Uncle Sunny loved each other so much. They didn't just live together but you could see their love. They checked in on each other throughout the day and doted on each other. I loved seeing their love.
Aunt Betty lived fast and furiously and she died the same way. She was diagnosed with lung cancer the week before July 4th. Sadly, she died 2 months later on Labor Day. Jeff and I are still in shock. She was an amazing person and we wish we could have reconnected with her earlier. We are beyond grateful that we had these years with her.
Caitlyn had a hard time with Gigi and Chauncey dying so Jeff and I were nervous about telling her. She only asked if Uncle Sunny would still live at the farm with the the barn and immediately started talking about Chauncey. It does make it kind of tough because we are not going to Missouri at this time because Aunt Betty did not want a service so we will go to Missouri when things settle down to check on Uncle Sunny. I'm sure it will be more real for Caitlyn at that time and actually for me too.