Family

Auntie Gwen

Gwendolynn Campbell Hamiter
Born August 15, 1952

My Auntie Gwen is/was my best friend, second mother and one of my favorite people in the entire world.  She loves me unconditionally, I have never had to worry about her passing judgement.  Aunite always made everything ALRIGHT.

I saw my my Auntie yesterday 01/24/2011 for the first time since her cancer has taken a toll. It was really hard for me to take in but I would do anything for her.

My Auntie passed on 01/25/2011 @ 7:00pm

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.                                    --- Maya Angelou  

My Auntie is such a brave woman.  Each time I would talk to her she would always express that she was going to die but it wouldn't be cancer that would kill her since she has to many other things that was going on.  

My Auntie has had lupus for as long as I can remember.  She was allergic to the sun but loved to walk.  She also has a history of a eating disorder (anorexic).  She always wanted to make sure her two sons always had enough to eat so she would not eat so they could have seconds or even thirds.  They never realized it they just thought she wasn't hungry.  She loved her sons although in the last few years of her life she questioned if they loved her.  She knew she was loved by her niece (me) and nephews my brothers and cousins.  She was so angry with her sons she wanted to change her life insurance policy for many years to remove them as beneficiaries.  

My Aunite and I collaborated on writing for many years.  She has been writing longer than I have been alive.  This was another thing that we shared was our love of writing and telling stories.  We were actually working on a publishing company.  She asked me to ensure her work was published after she passed away.  She was not big on attention except from the people she loved.  When she passed away some how the writings she has written, the work she was editing for me that belonged to someone else and the work we collaborated on went missing and no one seems to know where it is.  My cousin Timothy her eldest son said he had it but his wife said he didn't know what he was talking about and said they didn't.  I don't believe that, I do believe my cousin knew what he was saying.  My Auntie never liked T's now wife, she wore black to the wedding.  

I wish there was a way I could get my papers because I am the rightful owner.  However there isn't much I can do.  I do believe that T's wife wants to keep them but my Auntie couldn't stand the ground she walked on.  They have a daughter Taylor whom my Aunite Loves however she didn't want Taylor to have our work.  It belongs to my Auntie and I.

  • Auntie Gwen is a very intelligent woman who spoke with such a comanding voice.
  • You never have to wonder if Aunite liked you or not.  It was never a question because she didn't wait for you to ask before letting you know how she felt.
  • Auntie will make a situation a mission if it is not resolved the way she wants or in a timely manner.  She knew how to get results and taught my younger brother JC and I just how to make things happen.

Written January 25, 2012

LETTER TO MY AUNTIE GWEN

It will be one year on 01/25/11 @ 7:00pm that one of my favorite people in the entire world has passed.  I miss you more than you will ever know.  There is so much that has happened since you've been gone that I want to share with you.  We had so many plans and so often we take for granted that we have time.  How wrong can we be, you were here one day and gone the next.  Often we talked about writing our books and again we never thought we woldn't have the chance.  You told me to come get what you've written so far.  Again I didn't take it serious that you were that sick, I was in denial.  Now I regret not coming to get it becuase now all of your work has mysteriously disappeared.  I knew wehre it was the last time I was at your house.  I wish I could fulfill one of our dreams that we planned.  This is the first time in all my life I've ever let you down.  I promise to figure out a way to make it up to you.

Luv u always.

I have so many moments that I can share so many moments that I can think about.  Remember the time you gave me this cream color dress above the kneww with fancy stuff going on.  We dressed up and we danced and sing.  It was one of out great moments together.

Luv u Auntie Gwen

Written August 15, 2012

LETTER TO MY AUNTIE

Today 08/15 the year 1952 my Auntie Gwen was born.  It's been one year and seven months since she past.  I think about her daily and it doesn't get easier.  I remember our last conversation as if it happened today...

I wish daily that I could have one more conversation with her.

Missing my Auntie Gwen