© Jo Hewitt THE TEAL MANGO, 2012
Blonde haired, blue eyed child,
arms are made for hugs,
lips are made for smiles and kind words,
eyes are made to twinkle with love and laughter.
My Aunt Ruth did not just walk in sunshine, she was sunshine. And she shared the sunshine, whether with her perennial family reunion favorite-macaroni and cheese-or with love and hugs for every child and every new baby in the family.
Beyond the twinkle in her eyes, Ruth will now twinkle with the stars and walk in eternal sunshine. The celestial realm shines a little brighter. Just short of 96 years of love, Aunt Ruth passed on today.
Ruth Anna Russell Storms
February 23, 1917 – December 20, 2012
The Sunshine Child
Evening Light by Frank W. Benson