Monday, March 1, 2010

A Beautiful Life - My Tia Minnie

On February 12, 2010 my Aunt Herminia passed away. Tia Minnie as most of us called her was 81 years old. She was one of my mom's older sisters. She was one of the five siblings left. She had lived most of her adult life in Phoenix, Arizona.

I remember Tia Minnie as always laughing. She constantly had a smile on her face. I never remember her reprimanding me, and trust me when I was young I needed a lot of reprimanding!

I remember her always showing up with boxes of fresh pastries, donuts, bread...she never showed up empty handed. Tia Minnie was the mother of my cousins Herminia, Lydia and Lucia and I know they miss her more than words can say. I love you my cousins!

Tia Minnie's memorial had a beautiful poem in it that made so much sense because she had been so ill and she didn't deserve to suffer anymore.

God Saw
God saw she was getting tired
And a cure was not to be,
So he put his arms around her
and whispered "Come with me."
A Golden heart stopped beating
and hardworking hands to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes the best.


  1. I am so sorry for your loss!
    My prayers are with u and your family!

  2. Alicia,

    My thoughts are with you.

    What a beautiful poem. It really helps make the heart lighter with such powerful and beautiful words.

    I hope all the happy memories you have of your aunt helps turn your sadness into smiles.

  3. Alicia, Sorry to hear about the loss of a favorite Aunt. I had one that was like an older sister to me who was probably as special to me as yours was to yours. Take care.
    hugs, Sue

  4. Braley Mama - Summur, thanks so much for your prayers and your kind words.

    ~JarieLyn~ - It is a beautiful poem, so fitting. Thank God for memories.

    Sue - Thank you for the sentiment, sisters...there's nothing like them.

  5. Alicia,

    What a beautiful poem. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    ~ Tracy

  6. The poem is precious. I also love your Memory of her. Blessed we are to have a special person in our lives as you did. My grandmother was the same, and its been 10 years, I miss her with all of me. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Come visit my blog too. I hope you like it.

  7. Hello Alicia,

    Thank you so much for your kinds words about Mom. And you are right we miss her very much. I remember we would always stop at the bakery before going to see all of you and Grandma. We were always so excited to see all of you. I am glad you were able to make it to the services. I know you had to be a long time on the road. As always it was good to see all of you, and you managed to put a smile on our faces. Take care and I will write soon.

    Love you,



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