Flashback Friday: Regina

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This photo was taken back in 1992 as you can tell by the super high waist faded jeans with embroidered flowers by the pocket that I have on along with my awkward bangs that wants to go in different directions and my uni-brow (thank goodness it’s not that noticeable). Ugh! Women! So critical of themselves! Like I didn’t just watch the Dove Sketch Campaign about true beauty, right? Hahahaha! Pardon my silly comments. ūüėÄ

Her name is Regina. She’s my Aunt. Sadly she is no longer with us. Her life was cut short tragically 19 years ago due to a wreckless human being who was driving drunk. We lost her nine weeks before her 33rd birthday. She was smart, vibrant, driven, beautiful and a courageous woman but what really makes her stand out is her heart. She was a kind woman with a big heart. She was a loving Aunt, sister and a friend who was always there to lend a helping hand and offer support. She never forgot birthdays or any special occasions. She made us all feel very special. We all look up to her and admire her in so many ways. There’s never a day that¬†passes¬†by that I don’t think of her most especially at this time of month. April is a very special month for her. It would’ve been my Aunt’s 52nd birthday two days ago. She actually has the same birthday as my fiance. Sometimes I try to picture how she would’ve been now and I can’t help but smile because I know that she would still be the same Aunt I’ve come to know growing up who always wanted everyone to be happy, plan family get-togethers¬†and surprise birthday and anniversary celebrations for my grandparents. She loved them so much and she never ceases to show it.

I feel that my Aunt is my guardian angel who always guides me most especially when I’m going through tough times in my life. I actually have dreams of her…that she’s talking to me and stuff. The last time I dreamt of her was she was about to get married. I wish I knew what that really meant or what she’s trying to tell me. Maybe someday soon it’ll all make sense but for now I feel comfort in knowing that she’s always looking out for me and my family and though she maybe gone the precious moments we had with her remain in our hearts forever.‚ô•

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I wrote this poem 2 years ago in memory of my Aunt and I was thinking of a background that I can use that best symbolizes who she is for me and my family, so I thought taking a photo of a candle light would be perfect as a background for the poem since I feel that her light continues to shine upon us.

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