Matt & Aurora, Owen and I are so sorry to hear about your mom. God bless you both during this difficult time.
My Aunt Bet (I could never get used to calling her Mary Elizabeth), was such a special person. Growing up, family vacations meant only one thing...driving to Norfolk for a long weekend, or maybe a few days during April vacation. She opened up her home and her heart to my family each year, and made our childhood a little more special. Whether it was being at Tobey Pond with us, allowing all of the cousins to run amuck in yard(or house), leave us alone at dinner while we contemplated our next mischievous move, or simply give us the welcome hug, she really was a big part of my life growing up.
I am sure she is now "up there" with my Uncle Don, her loving mom, dad, aunt, her brothers, and yes..even my mom, reliving those great years, and smiling down on us, saying...let's watch how all of these kids can now be the elders of the family, and make huge impacts on their kids and future generations. Mike, Matt, Aurora, and Tom....your mom was special!!!
To Matt, Aurora & Family with deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom, she was a very sweet lady who will be missed by all who knew her.