Dear Madam,

The purpose of this letter is to share my heart and to honor my Aunt Faye Stillings-Burnham.

Even though we lived in different states, my Aunt Faye always kept in touch with me. I never understood why she cared about me, and I never responded back. Yet, I am ever so grateful for her unending love and care.

It has taken God many years to calm this rebellious, anti-God and anti-people, person. There were many people who thought I would never change. Through God’s grace and mercy, I am not what I used to be. Aunt Faye had a part in this change inside my soul.

I remember the time she came down for our family reunion. I was amazed at how active and fun to be around she was. When my parents passed away, there was a comfort within my soul knowing Aunt Faye was standing beside me.

So, how do you honor someone who always kept in touch with you, even though you never responded? For me, I wrote this letter to let everyone know how much I appreciate Aunt Faye’s unyielding determination to never give up on me.

Time has moved on, but that same caring spirit she had many years ago – still exists today. And, not only for me, but for her children and grandchildren; and especially for her amazing husband, Bob.

Thank you, Aunt Faye, for the love you held out to me. You, like God, are the epitome of love unending. It is my hope this letter shows you and others the power of love, the power of prayer, and the power of God to change a life.

- Sondra Stillings-Largent

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