Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Farewell

While I would rather bask in the idea of another Christmas past, I am instead forced to focus on much more serious matters. I received the call this morning that my beloved Uncle passed away early this morning. This incredible man has had to endure more in his life than most, and it never seemed to get him down. He survived years of discomfort from severe psoriasis, followed by a lengthy battle with liver failure until he was blessed with a life saving liver transplant, only to develop a highly debilitating brain cancer which required countless surgeries, medications, chemotherapy, and radiation. Despite it all he remained upbeat and determined to live each day to the fullest. A few weeks ago he developed Valley Fever, sustained several falls, and unfortunately was not able to sustain his fight for life. He passed away peacefully with his devoted wife by his side. While it does bring me comfort to know his suffering has ended, the sharp pain of those he left behind is still a raw, burning sensation that only time will ease.

Safe travels Uncle Harry! May you find peace, comfort, and a season pass for seats on the 50 yard line for the KC Chiefs waiting for you at the gate! You will be missed.

4 comments:

Vintage Tea said...

Sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and your family at this time

Victoria xx

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Lisa, I'm so sorry about your uncle. It's especially hard when this happens during the holidays.

Blessings,

Sher

Dawnie said...

what an inspiration he was to those who were lucky to have him in their lives. some people are just able to endure so much and still be grateful for life. I'm sorry on his passing to...the world needs more of his kind of spirit.

CatHerder said...

SO sorry for your loss