Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I have not posted a Thankful Thursday post in a couple of weeks. I have been meaning to but just couldn't do it until today, so this post is dedicated to my uncle Eddie.

As you can read in a here in a previous post about him. I posted back in March 2009, that they had just found out he had stomach cancer. The dear Lord decided at Christmas that he needed to go on home and be with him. This was so hard and is still hard for me and the family here in North Carolina. See my uncle lived in Benton Harbor, MI and so at the time we experienced a heavy snow of 14 inches and we where unable to make it to his memorial service. My aunt this week sent us the bulletin and things from the service, however I am not a peace. I feel like I missed something and that he is still alive and I didn't get to say my goodbye. This is the first time I have ever had to experience someone close to the family being so far away and dying. I don't know how to get closer to his death. They are planning another private service for the family in July so that his ashes can be spread on Lake Michigan and the local river where he use to love to fish. I hope during that time we will be able to go up and maybe that will give me some personal closer. All I know is that one day I will see my uncle Eddie again, and I can't wait. When my mom told me that he had died and that his step daughter was with him and said he got the biggest smile on his face just before he died. I can see the family that was waiting on him at those pearly gates and he had a reason to smile. Thank you dear God for putting such a wonderful man into my life.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Cindy, my very dear aunt died almost two years ago while my mom was in ICU. I was here taking care of her and couldn't go to the services. I still feel like I missed the closure. I hope your service this summer will help you with that. And I am very sorry for your loss.