But there's a group if people that have been unintentionally left out. A silent half, if you will.
|Aimee with my sister |
My mother and two sisters loved Aimee with all their hearts. I used to tell Aimee that pretty soon they'd disown me and adopt her in my place, they loved her so much. My mom is not all that prone to strong displays of emotion, but she burst into tears when I called her that night and told her Aimee had died. My sisters were equally affected, and all three of them still are. I never talk to any of them without Aimee coming up in conversation, and they always express once again how much they loved her and how much they miss her. They loved her not just because I was married to her, but because of who she was. They were as affected by her sweet and genuine nature as everyone else. And you know what? Aimee dearly loved them too. My family was part of Aimee's family, and vice versa.
So, though many of you may not know my side of the family, please also think of them and pray for them. They're dealing with terrible grief over this loss too.