Monday, September 3, 2012


I just returned from Connecticut and sorting through my recently deceased sister's universe of things.  As you might imagine, the process of sifting through a lifetime of letters, photographs, perfumes, and earrings is not an easy one.

Which brings me to Aunt Ruth....of course.  Aunt Ruth never disappoints with her concise and precise wisdom.  Yesterday, I visited Aunt Ruth who despite feeling more tired at 93, despite feeling her own sorrow over losing her nieces, my sisters, and despite burying many friends and her own siblings, greeted me with a hug, laughter, and the need to mark our calendars for sharing the upcoming Jewish holidays.  She has already made the kreplach.

Imagine having so much love and life experience on which to rely?  I am quite fortunate.

This visit ended with Aunt Ruth holding my head gently in her hands and saying, "Honey, things change."

Fortunately, for me, Aunt Ruth's love hasn't.

It is our hope, that Loving Aunt Ruth and this blog inspire you to reach out to your own Aunt Ruth or become someone else's Aunt Ruth, because....well....things change, and when they do, love keeps us whole.


  1. It is other peoples love that helps us through difficult times our love helps others through theirs

  2. It is wonderful to have Aunt Ruth's wisdom in times of hardship. She has seen it all and lived through so much.

  3. Being someone who often forgets that "things change" and life goes on, I am infinitely thankful for aunt Ruth's wisdom, never ending yet ever growing love.

    Thanks Aunt Ruth!
    The world would be a better place if we could all have someone like you in our lives :)

  4. I was thinking this myself today - things change. It's a tough one really - we want change, we need change - life has to evolve, but sometimes change means loss and that is so hard. And yet, as Aunt Ruth always seems to prove - life changes but love stays strong - real love that is and thankfully both you and I have that in our lives.

  5. This is so beautiful...and so wise and true. Things DO's the one constant in life - isn't it??