Thursday, September 25, 2014

A rough year

I haven't talked too much about it, but man this has been a really rough year for my family.  My grandfather passed away at the beginning of the year.  Just a couple of months later, we received some of the most devastating news that two parents could receive, with Callum's diagnosis.  My grandmother's 2 week visit this summer turned into several months due to several complications from surgery.

Then a couple of weeks ago, my Uncle was admitted to the ICU.  He fought a long and rough battle against bacterial meningitis, but unfortunately lost, leaving us yesterday afternoon.

What a crappy fucking year.

I posted a Goodbye note to Uncle Jim's Facebook page last night.  I've copied it here, with a couple additional pics I recently took of him (during our last trip to New Mexico earlier this year).  I'm going to miss him dearly.

I adored you as a little girl.  So similar, and yet so different, from my Dad. :)  I love you with all of my heart Uncle Jim - and will miss the rambunctious joy you brought to our entire family.  Rest in peace.

Uncle Jim meeting Callum for the first time (2010).

Uncle Jim meeting Callum for the first time (2010).

Uncle Jim and Jon - they really got along well, I'm sad that Jon didn't get as much time with him as he should have.

Uncle Jim and my Dad.  They don't look at all alike.  ;-)

Hanging out in his favorite chair. :)

1 comment:

Velity said...

Im sorry. Lots of love.