Happy New Year to my blog friends! May 2009 bring you happiness, good health, simple pleasures, and love to surround your lives!
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
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.