My Aunt Tina.
You have facilitated bonding, love, giving, and kindness in our family. In many ways, you were the glue in our family.
Everywhere I look, I see you. I see you in Lily Mae’s toy box, in her closet, in my stack of thank you cards and post cards from your many family trips.
I see you in my daughter’s crazy hair, energetic personality, and contagious laugh. I hope someday she is as selfless and classy as you. I hope I am too.
You were a woman of living by example, not just words. An example of not only how to live a godly and full life, but an example of how to pour into others. I forget to do that sometimes, but you never did.
Not only did you and Patrick pour into me continuously growing up through employing me (and of course dressing me in Mary Engelbreit scrubs for the job) and in more ways to mention, but by modeling an unshakable and unconditional love for each other and for your entire family.