Rose Has A Favorite Aunt
to Ann Joyce)
a secret to tell Summer Rose. Her very favorite
Aunt is coming to visit. They
call her Nunee. Now there is a story behind
her name and Summer Rose loves for her Mom to tell
Nunee's knee wore out and she had to have a new
one. Summer Rose remembers the day like yesterday.
She came in from
playing and her Mom had tears in her eyes.
She ran and hugged her neck. "What's
wrong Mommy, what is it?"
told Summer Rose that her Aunt Ann has to have
surgery and she was just worried about her.
She explained to her about how different parts of
your body can wear out when you get older and that
Aunt Ann's knee was hurting her so bad.
began to cry too and Mom told her it was okay that
they would pray about it and it would be fine.
said, "Summer Rose, we can give Aunt Ann a
new name. We'll call her New
Knee." That made Summer Rose smile.
"Oh Mommy, we'll write it different so it can
seem like an Indian name, we'll spell it Nunee and
we'll make her a Indian princess."
came for Aunt Ann to go to the hospital and Summer
Rose was so upset. She went to Aunt Ann's
bed and hugged her neck and told her about her new
name. Aunt Ann smiled. Summer Rose
then felt better knowing she smiled, that meant
she liked it.
doctor came in and told them they would have to go
to the waiting room. It seemed as if hours
passed and Summer fell asleep on Mom's lap.
a dream and she seen angels going around and
around and in the middle of the room was a
bed. Summer Rose in her dream got up and
walked over to the bed, in the bed was Aunt Ann
and she was smiling.
angels were laughing, their wings were like gold
and sprinkles of gold fell all around. Aunt
Ann was in a white robe and she got up from the
bed and danced around with the angels.
She had gold in her
hair like a queen.
looked down at Summer Rose as she slept and
noticed she had a smile on her face. Mom
lifted up Summer Rose and woke her up.
"Come on" she said, "we can go and
see Aunt Ann, she's going to be fine."
Summer Rose looked at Mommy and said, "I know
she is Mommy, I know she is, Jesus showed me in a