Martha Watson Pasley…aunt maaathaaaa

Martha Watson Pasley
February 2, 1939–July 12, 2017

Aunt Martha went home today at 12:40.

And for those of you who don’t understand why Christians always talk about
“going home” it is because we know that both life and death are transitory…
for our hearts, our longings, our souls belong at home,
with God the Father
Christ the Son
and the Holy Spirit

Martha knew about home and often talked about seeing my mom, her sister.
And in keeping with the humor that she and I would and could find
when our hearts were sad and heavy–

I’m left wondering how mom is feeling about
this sudden rash of company.

First Dad in March, who had to explain, no doubt, this business with Gloria…
and now Martha who was mother’s little sister…
and as sisters, there were always those moments…

There will be more on Aunt Maaathhhhaaaa later but for now,
my heart felt thanks to all of you who have prayed and offered thoughts of hope
since she first had the kidney surgery three years ago to this latest
reoccurrence and treatment….


(on our last big trip outside of Ashford Castle, County Galway, Ireland 2015
note the turned down collar to the vest—she always wore it like that, which drove me
crazy but it itched her neck)


(the two of us prior to my son’s wedding, her great nephew, in Savannah, Ga. at
Forsyth Square 2014 –she’d cut her hair all off because she wanted to look like
Judi Dench…I liked the style better on Dame Dench)

30 comments on “Martha Watson Pasley…aunt maaathaaaa

  1. David says:

    Sorry to hear your news Julie. Hope the sad and heavy are outweighed by all the memories and the knowledge of where Aunt Martha is now. God bless. David

  2. Wally Fry says:

    I’m sorry hear this, Julie. Wonderful you took this chance to remind people that the end…is not the end. Blessings and thought to you.

  3. atimetoshare.me says:

    She was lovely and only a few years older than me. What a joyous reunion. For your parents , but I know you will miss her. It seems you had quite a bond.

    • she and I were the only two left on mother’s side of the family…20 years older than me—but about 7 years younger than my mom—we were cohorts in crime —- we traveled together as she had long divorced and my husband would never venture far… so off we went…
      we were probably bad for one another as we always talked one another into all sorts of purchases that we should have probably left behind 🙂
      remind me to tell you about the $800 turkey statue I talked her into buying in Paris all because she collected turkeys

  4. LightWriters says:

    Thinking of you…and looks like Martha had sparkle that will live on…I like her name — same as my mom’s.

    • thank you—Martha was maybe more firecracker than sparkle–a real pistol 🙂
      and she always talked about her name—feeling that she was the one who Jesus had to rebuke as my mother “Mary” ann did the right thing 🙂
      thank you for the kind words

  5. Wyldkat says:

    My condolences to you and your family. 😦

    It has been a rough year for those of us on this side of the veil of tears.

  6. Lynda says:

    Julie, I didn’t read your request for prayers earlier as my grandson has been with me all week. Please accept my condolences – it has been quite the year for you. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. Blessings.

    • thank you Lynda–she’s been so very sick from these meds—getting worse and worse and it’s been so frustrating as she’s insisted to hang on as the doctor kept telling her that her body needed to acclimate…and I’d say, “Martha, I don’t think you’re acclimating—”
      She’d lost nearly 50 pounds, couldn’t eat, wounds wouldn’t heal….went from perfectly fine here at the first of the year, and when she got home, she began the pills and it’s been a downhill ride ever since—she’d gotten so weak, so ill, that her heart gave out this morning.
      I figured things were going to be bad and if things didn’t turn around it wouldn’t be long—but I had no idea it would be so suddenly, so soon—I’m just blindsided really

  7. How reassuring to hear Aunt Maaaathaaaa is now basking in Eternal Glory. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours Cookie!!

  8. Oh Julie I’m so very sorry to hear this. I know how much you cared for your aunt! I had an aunt who was a huge presence in my life as well. It was my mom’s older sister and she had no children of her own, so Aunt Johnnie was always sort of like a second mother. When my dad died when I was 18, she added on to my parent’s home and lived with mom until she died at the age of 89. And she is still terribly missed. I hate that this has happened so close to the loss of your dad. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Love and hugs, Natalie 🙂 ❤

  9. Sarah says:

    I’m sorry for your loss, Julie. God bless Aunt Martha, may she rest in peace. I will continue to pray for you all.

  10. So sorry to hear but so thankful that she was prepared for the better place and left you with so many precious memories!

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