Family Lifestyle Travel Diaries

The Land of Corn

9 July 2018

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This past weekend my sister and I unexpectedly flew up to Indiana for our beloved Aunt Penny’s funeral. To the state I was born in and remains home to many of our relatives still today. The state that is often referred to as the land of corn.

Naturally my time there was a time of sadness, celebration, reflection, and reacquaintance. And even though I only lived a few short years of my life there. It will always be a big part of my roots and where I started this life on earth.

My cousins laughed at my sister and I for being all goo goo over all the corn fields {they see it all day everyday}. But for us it was beautiful, peaceful, and a part of our family history. It’s a land of corn that has remained constant in those grounds year after year. It truly was pure bliss.

corn, Kokomo, Indiana, corn fields

During my time there it was tough witnessing my mom and her two sisters hurting over the loss of their oldest sister. Their sisterhood bond has always been a powerful one. I can’t help but be thankful that the same sisterhood bond they share has continued between my sister and I. Love you baby sis!

corn fields, Indiana, crops, family roots

My Aunt Penny was an amazing heart and light of Jesus for so many throughout her life. She will be greatly missed here on earth. But the foundation for Jesus she planted in her family and others will continue to live on and flourish for those in need. As my cousin (her son) so passionately said at her service, “Keep your eyes on Jesus…for this is what it’s all about.”. I look forward to seeing my sweet Aunt Penny again in Heaven one day.

Thank you for your patience during my absence here on the blog. The thoughtfulness and kind words from those that reached out did not go unnoticed and was so greatly appreciated.

Annette ♥

In Loving Memory of my Aunt Penny:


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  • Reply Pamela Canard 9 July 2018 at 9:44 PM

    thank you for your beautiful words about our sisters love. the picture of the white lacy flower is actually a weed and it is called queen Ann’s lace. do you not have this weed in Texas.

    • Reply Annette 10 July 2018 at 12:03 PM

      Thank you Aunt Pam for reading. Love you. And yes, we have the same weeds…I just think they are pretty. 🙂

  • Reply Emmahlyn 10 July 2018 at 8:51 AM

    Sending my prayers and condolences to you and your family! Your words about your sweet Aunt Penny’s personality and love she spread to others was so beautiful said. I’m so happy that your bond stays strong with your sister, as they are always our lifelong best friends. Thank you for sharing this and all the darling photos! Xo

    • Reply Annette 10 July 2018 at 12:05 PM

      Thank you Emmahlyn, I really appreciate you reading and your support. A sisters love is definitely a special bond. xo

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