My Aunt Merlice Henderson
If you are lucky enough to have an Aunt, you know how special she is. She is a loyal friend who is equal parts support, joy, love, tears and fun. My aunt was a very important person in my life. I often said that God loved me so much that he gave me two mothers. She was not just about being a family member; she made the effort to occupy a special place in her life for me. In fact, most people thought I was her baby girl because I spent so much time with her. I can truly say that she participated in my upbringing from Sunday school to adulthood. She was always there to guide me and to give me words of encouragement and wisdom. Because of her spiritual guidance, I can truly say that God is the head of my house. She showed me strength and how to endure to the end when she was going through her illness. She was a strong woman and fought a good fight when battling her breast and uterine cancers. She never complained and always remained faithful to her Lord and Savior and family. Today, I am grateful for her life. She was truly a blessing and she will always remain in my heart. A woman of God who not only walked the walk, but also “talked the talk”. I thank God for the years that I spend with her. It is a true saying “God sent me angel” here on this side of heaven.
~ your little girl always Melissa Allen Wallace Castillo