Saying goodbye to a truly amazing woman

It’s going to be a difficult day today. This time however, it has nothing to do with Autism, or special needs parenting. Today’s difficulty is the result of being human. 

There are many things about being human that are difficult, but few things are more difficult than the loss of a loved one. 

Everyone experiences loss, and my family is no exception. This weekend, we will be laying to rest one of my family’s elders. She was/is my great aunt, but she was always just my Aunt Sissy. 



I have so many fond memories of the time spent with her. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed. I find comfort in the knowledge that’s she’s been reunited with the love of her life, my Uncle Cy. 

This weekend our family will be gathering from all across the country, to mourn this great loss together, but also celebrate the life of a truly amazing woman. 
We must say goodbye. Goodbyes are never easy, but in time, we will meet again. We love you Aunt Sissy. You are already missed. 



  • Kim Gebhardt says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your great aunt. My uncle died earlier this month and I tried to look at the good parts of it. He was 81 years old and lived long enough to know not only his grandchildren, but his great grandchildren as well; there was really no tragedy in his death even though he will certainly be missed.

    I hope that you will get a picture of you and Lizze dressed in your ‘funeral best’ and share it. It’s probably pretty rare that the two of you dress up and have a nice photo taken. It would be nice to see, even if it’s for a sad occasion. My thoughts are with your family, especially your grandmother.

  • Kim Gebhardt says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your great aunt. My uncle died earlier this month and I tried to look at the good parts of it. He was 81 years old and lived long enough to know not only his grandchildren, but his great grandchildren as well; there was really no tragedy in his death even though he will certainly be missed.

    I hope that you will get a picture of you and Lizze dressed in your ‘funeral best’ and share it. It’s probably pretty rare that the two of you dress up and have a nice photo taken. It would be nice to see, even if it’s for a sad occasion. My thoughts are with your family, especially your grandmother.

  • Kim Gebhardt says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your great aunt. My uncle died earlier this month and I tried to look at the good parts of it. He was 81 years old and lived long enough to know not only his grandchildren, but his great grandchildren as well; there was really no tragedy in his death even though he will certainly be missed.

    I hope that you will get a picture of you and Lizze dressed in your ‘funeral best’ and share it. It’s probably pretty rare that the two of you dress up and have a nice photo taken. It would be nice to see, even if it’s for a sad occasion. My thoughts are with your family, especially your grandmother.

  • Kim Gebhardt says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your great aunt. My uncle died earlier this month and I tried to look at the good parts of it. He was 81 years old and lived long enough to know not only his grandchildren, but his great grandchildren as well; there was really no tragedy in his death even though he will certainly be missed.

    I hope that you will get a picture of you and Lizze dressed in your ‘funeral best’ and share it. It’s probably pretty rare that the two of you dress up and have a nice photo taken. It would be nice to see, even if it’s for a sad occasion. My thoughts are with your family, especially your grandmother.

  • Kim Gebhardt says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your great aunt. My uncle died earlier this month and I tried to look at the good parts of it. He was 81 years old and lived long enough to know not only his grandchildren, but his great grandchildren as well; there was really no tragedy in his death even though he will certainly be missed.

    I hope that you will get a picture of you and Lizze dressed in your ‘funeral best’ and share it. It’s probably pretty rare that the two of you dress up and have a nice photo taken. It would be nice to see, even if it’s for a sad occasion. My thoughts are with your family, especially your grandmother.

  • Kim Gebhardt says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your great aunt. My uncle died earlier this month and I tried to look at the good parts of it. He was 81 years old and lived long enough to know not only his grandchildren, but his great grandchildren as well; there was really no tragedy in his death even though he will certainly be missed.

    I hope that you will get a picture of you and Lizze dressed in your ‘funeral best’ and share it. It’s probably pretty rare that the two of you dress up and have a nice photo taken. It would be nice to see, even if it’s for a sad occasion. My thoughts are with your family, especially your grandmother.

  • Becky Wiren says:

    So sorry to hear this. I’m glad you have good memories of her.

  • Becky Wiren says:

    So sorry to hear this. I’m glad you have good memories of her.