Today we celebrated as my brother, Kevin #10, got married. We wish him and Christy years of happiness together…
We also grieve at the loss of my Uncle Don tonight – one day after his 55th wedding anniversary. He spent his last few days surrounded by his loving, caring family. They even decorated for Christmas and celebrated an early Christmas together.
Uncle Don as a baby
Uncle Don, Mom, and my Aunt Karen (1953ish)
The one thing I truly know about my Uncle Don is that he was a man of God. He lived his life out of that love and he faced death, much like my Aunt Rosemary, with grace and dignity and “joy in the journey”. I have learned so much about what “to live is Christ, to die is gain” means through the loss of my Mom’s siblings. She is made of the same stuff and that gives me tremendous peace. I’m thankful to a God that is real. Who knows our names. And who hears us when we call on Him.