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Aunt Rita

Updated: Sep 26, 2022

"If y'all was capable of getting it, I wouldn't mind explaining
If y'all was capable of getting it, it wouldn't need explaining"

This is a #RoseGivingTribute to someone who really isn't expecting it. I say that because I know that she doesn't look at the things she does as anything worth praising, but to someone in my shoes, she doesn't know that her small and genuine acts of kindness have life changing power. Aunt Rita, you show up for me in all the ways that I can't. You accompany Fati on appointments, but that's a basic expression of what you do. You're not just there physically, that's the easy part, you are there and invested. You immerse yourself in the process. You engage doctors, you ask questions, and you are there fully giving the mental and emotional support that is needed to help someone constantly plagued with bad news cope with more of it. You don't treat or make her feel like "here we go again". You have no idea how much lighter you make my load. Even if I stopped there you'd be deserving, but there's still more. You show up for ya nephew and niece. You invest in them. You step in when life is chaotic and help calm the storms. You see that they are two people. Not just children, but people, who suffer pain, loss and rejection just like us all. You see they struggle with insecurities, and a lacking feeling of being loved, accepted and desired. You fill a void that is so deep that without your assistance I would suffer a devastating loss that would cripple me. Thank you for always stepping in and stepping up. Thank you for your counsel. Thank you for your support. Thank you for helping my family survive another day. You have my endless love and appreciation. Enjoy your Roses.

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