A few weeks ago, my cousin’s wife, Carol Norman, suffered a very serious type of stroke. She was unable to recover and she passed away this week.
She was a good Christian woman and such a nice lady. It was my pleasure to call her friend, family and neighbor. I have lived next door to her my entire life. In a couple of different houses, but she has always been my neighbor.
She leaves behind her husband, my cousin. They would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in a few days. They have 5 children and 13 grandchildren.
She loved to get outside and take care of her plants and flowers. Every time I went to that side of our yard she was almost always out watering, or walking with her dog. I haven’t been able to get outside much the past couple of weeks, during the time she had been hospitalized. But when I have, it feels so very lonely without her down there. As I walk around the well house to check on my hostas, I still look for her to see if she is there to wave at, then my heart just sinks.
She was so active and healthy, that it’s really hard to believe that she is gone. But I am grateful that her suffering was short and that she lived her life well.
She loved to put out corn for the local deer. She even named a couple of them. She knew that I liked to get out and take photographs when I could. I had given her some photographs that I had taken of her flowers. Last fall she asked me if I could take some photographs of her with her deer. So I did.
This January I got some photos of her with her dog, Snoopy. She really loved the photos and I’m happy I was able to do that for her. I don’t think she would mind that I share them with you here.
I took a lot of photos of Snoopy for her that day, but I will just share a couple of my favorites. I have some better ones, in terms of photo quality, but these are my personal favorites. I love the look passing between the two of them. Snoopy loved her so much, and her him.
She was a good woman and she leaves behind many people who are going to miss her.
Rest in Peace