My great aunt Eva recently passed away.
As is often the case with a loved one's death, I'm left with some regrets.
She lived far away, and in recent years, I haven't had many opportunities to see her. So, I never really had the chance to sit down and listen to her life's story.
I remember as a child I was fascinated with her and deeply admired her. I didn't know many details -- and still don't -- but I knew she'd spent her younger years working at an orphanage in Japan. And when she went back to the USA, she worked at Compassion International.
She gave me pearls from her time in Japan. I wore them on our wedding day.
A family member forwarded me this... it's the first page of the journal she kept about her time in Japan. As I read it, I realized that what we're doing now started long, long ago... though Aunt Evan never married or had any children, she definitely left a beautiful legacy. I hope that I can leave the same kind of legacy.