Late this afternoon I received a phone call from my aunt, Teresa. She wanted to take us to dinner tonight because she wanted us all to be together. Now that isn't an unusual request from Teresa because our family is so important to her. For this to happen on a Wednesday was a bit unusual. We usually go out to dinner on the weekend if she is here. I knew that she was watching Cameron today because it was a half day. She and Cameron have a very special bond and maybe that was why she wanted to go out. He is so tender with her and she loves everything about him. Teresa has always been the one in our family who loves everyone no matter what. She always finds the good in everyone and has such an incredible outlook on life.
So we went to dinner at a bar and grill close to our house. For some reason, Teresa was even more sentimental tonight than I have seen her in a long time. It may have to do with Mary's health. I don't know. She said something tonight that I haven't heard her say for awhile. She said she wished my mom could have been with us. As we were leaving, she said that she was teary because she was the only one left. I can't imagine what it would be like to be the last surviving sibling, but I do know that we are very fortunate to have Teresa in our lives!
Teresa is the last one of the seven Scott brothers and sisters. She is truly the matriarch of our family. She goes to every family event. My cousins are wonderful to her and always make sure that she is given a special place in whatever family event we are participating in.
Last summer, we celebrated her 85th birthday. Over 100 relatives braved the Arizona summer to be here for a weekend in July. They came to honor this incredible lady who loves each and every one of us unconditionally. Her comment was that her brothers and sisters had done something right with all of these wonderful nieces and nephews.
In my life I don't think I have ever or will ever encounter a person more loving or giving than Teresa. As I said, she always sees the best in people and in every situation. Our family and our many friends are blessed to have her in our lives. Anyone who knows her will agree, I am sure.
Thank you, Teresa, for your kindness, your faith, and your absolute support and love!!!!!!
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