Oct 28, 2010

A Sad Day

My uncle, dad's brother, has passed away this week.

This means that my dad has lost his brother and sister within 4 months of each other.  Which means the family has been going through some really tough times.  As of now, My dad and uncles seem to be doing OK, considering.  But no one ever really knows.  Today, I will attend a funeral where I will see family that I haven't seen in a long time and family that I see all the time.  It's a bittersweet moment.  Tomorrow I will attend a burial ceremony.  These next two days will be tough, but I know that us as a family will get through it with all the support we receive from family and friends.  And because we have to get through it.  Why?  Because we just do.  It's a part of life.  It's the only way forward.

The way I think about it, my uncle has now joined my three other uncles and aunt along with my grandma and grandpa.  I'm sure they're up in heaving welcoming my uncle with open arms.  I can see it now, they are up in heaven having some nice strong black coffee with bread listening to old time Spanish music.

May my uncle rest in peace and suffer no more.


Shannon said...

I'm so sorry for your loss... I'll be thinking of you and your family. Take care and keep those positive thoughts!

Brittany said...

Sending hugs to you and your family! What a touch situation! Praying for all of you!

I agree with Shannon.... Keep up those positive thoughts!

ME! said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Your Monavie family is here for you too. If you need us, you know where to find us!