Remembering Carlsbad and Aunt Carmen

I take a deep breath, of the clean fresh air,
Waves crash, seagulls sing, holding back the tears, trying not to show how much I care,
but saying goodbye to you is a very hard thing to do,
I will miss the times we spoke and the very special Aunt that was you

As I drive past Carlsbad, and towards Cardiff by the Sea,
I recall sitting on the beach with you as we shared information about you and me,
we watched your grandchildren play with what was now your grandnephew,
tiny footprints in the sand, as they played holding eachothers hands

You shared the same birthday as my son, and I will always remember March 27th as a very special day indeed.

I will never forget how much you meant to us, in our hour of need. My Mom was your sister and I treasured speaking with you so much when I lost her, and the love and support you gave us that made us strong. Strength and wonderful, that is what you were,
I will forever appreciate how much you helped me with the loss of her.
I can only imagine what it must be like to be together once again. Hopefully talkng about your grandchildren, they were both of your pride and joy.

So thank you Aunt Carmen for all that you were, and all that you’ve done,
I will always remember when I am at the beach watching the rising and setting of the sun.

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