Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My Sweet Aunt: a new journey begins...

This is not a post of my photos, but an important post nonetheless.
Yesterday the world lost one of it's most beautiful and amazing creatures; my sweet Aunt, Elyse. 
After a long battle with breast cancer, her body shut down and she is finally at peace. 
I know that at times like these, people always look back and say "he/she was the nicest person", but in this case, it really is true. My aunt was thee nicest person. It is hard to actually find the words that would accurately describe her niceness. Magical, saintly, and goddess-like are a few that come to mind. She was so kind and gentle and full of love for all of Earth's creatures. She was a real-life Snow White, in tune with all of nature and such a happy and sweet being. 
She was spiritual and radiated good vibes and love to everyone she met. You could not be in the same room with her and feel anger or negativity. She truly lightened up the room.
She was still young; mother of my 15 year-old cousin and beloved wife and true love of my uncle for over 25 years.
 We were all so blessed to have her as a part of our family for all that time.
And though it's hard to not feel sadness and shed tears over her passing, she did not want that. 
She wanted us to rejoice and celebrate. For, while her body will no longer walk among us, she is not finished wandering. Her soul is now free and she is in a better, more beautiful place, dancing on clouds, walking with other angels, smiling down on us. She is now beginning a new journey in a new world where she can spread her amazing spirit upon all new adventures.
Aunt Elyse, your beauty and strength, courage and love will forever be remembered. We will look forward to recalling all of the lovely memories you've blessed us with over the years and smiling at the thought of you.
I for one will never hear any version of this song without thinking of you and your happy face the time you sang it at Aunt Caroline's. 
Enjoy every minute of your new journey. The angels are so lucky to have you join them at last.
we all love you so much.



  1. I never met you, but truer words have never been spoken. Alyse was an incredible spirit who will be dearly missed. Many thanks for sharing.

  2. Beautiful post Kiersten. I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt's passing, but you are right, she has begun a new journey, and I'm sure it will be amazing.

  3. Dear K,
    Im truly sorry for your loss. I can tell by these pics that your aunt had a wonderful spirit. I will keep you in my prayers. I wish you peace n love. C you soon.

  4. A beautiful soul and sorely missed.

  5. So true and so beautifully written

  6. Thank you for writing this. I loved Elysse.

  7. Kiersten, this is beautiful and speaks to Elyse's spirit so truly. I know that she is happy and free now. Even more than ever.

  8. all of us who knew her share your feelings, thank you for sharing here, Elyse is a part of all things now, her love has grown us all a bigger heart.


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