Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Road Trip and a Young Life Lost

My sister and her son live about four and a half hours from me.  Even though she is relatively close, it seems quite difficult to go and see her.  My husband and I decided since the weather was great and since my sister and her son didn't have any plans that it would be a perfect time to get away!

When we were two hours away, we received a call that my nephew's uncle had passed away very unexpectedly.  The uncle was 36-years-old.  So, what was supposed to be a fun trip turned into a much needed trip for support for my sister and her son.  We were able to go out to eat with Susan, her ex-husband, and their son and talk about the life of Bert and to reminiscence about life in general.  I was looking forward to seeing my ex-brother-in-law because we don't get to spend much time together since the divorce. 

When I saw Roland, I gave him the biggest hug and let him know how very sorry I was that his younger brother had passed.  I could see the extreme sadness in his eyes, but he did not want to talk about it; it was still too soon.

The mood was as expected, the weather was beautiful, and being there for them was just where we needed to be.  I would not trade the weekend for anything else.

My prayers are with my nephew, his father, and the family as they mourn the life of someone gone too soon. 
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