In Memoriam: Rhonda Krudwig
February 13, 2012 § 4 Comments
This weekend was perhaps one of the hardest weekends to get through since high school. It has made me realize just how short life can be and how important it is to live truly and fully.
We lost my Aunt this Saturday. After a very quick succession of organ failures, she let go and passed. When we first met her 9-10 years ago, the energy that surrounded her was unmistakable. She was full of life and a zest for anything positive. She was a massage therapist and really knew how to heal people with her touch. She just seemed to know what you needed and when.
Sitting in the ICU waiting room, it was both sad and comforting to see just how many people were there to pay a visit and to hear the stories from each of them on how she touched their lives. Most importantly she made my uncle extremely happy.
It is always hard to see my family hurt, and I think that is what is the hardest when we lose someone. I know that she is in comfort now, and she can be with her sister, father and uncle. I keep going between extreme sadness, and happiness when I remember her laugh and her smile, or when she used to call me “Benny Boy” (the only person who was allowed to call me Benny).
I love you Aunt Rhonda. You will be missed, you were the brightest candle in our family.