There’s so much I could say about Aunt Susan. She was such a lady, a gracious and loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt. I think everyone who knew her is a better person for it.
When I think of her, however, I almost think of her first as a peacemaker. That doesn’t mean she was always mediating arguments. She herself was so positive and loving that she only had to insert herself into a situation to quell disagreements. By never complaining or speaking ill of another she inspired similar behavior in those around her.
Truly, her loss is a heavy one. These shining lights do not stay among us forever; that is not God’s intention. Instead we are supposed to ourselves become lights in the darkness, until we too are welcomed into the never-setting light of paradise. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.” [Matt. 5:9] May God welcome His child, Susan, into His heavenly kingdom. And may we live our own lives such that by His grace we are one day reunited. Amen.