As of Sunday the hospice nurse told the family my aunt has about 48 hours to be on this earth. I am far away and that hurts so very much, but my aunt knew I was having surgery and doctor won't clear me to travel until Wednesday. At first I was very angry, because I needed to say my goodbyes to her. Then my cousin placed my heart at ease. I spoke to my aunt everyday of my life. The last thing she told me was to not be afraid of my surgery and she loved me. I think she knew then what was coming. I think she knew I needed to hear her say that to me. Losing anyone is hard, but for me this is harder. My aunt is a peaceful, kind, compassionate and love-filled child of God. She taught me so much and my life is far greater for having her in it. At this point our lives are upside down, but I know through it all God will guide us back to our True North.