April 18th, 2018
Today, my uncle passed. I didn’t have words but eventually scrounged up the following for my family members and loved ones and most importantly, for myself:
It seems like just yesterday that Bill pulled Paige in for a close knit hug, that Margaret grinned too wide and reached for Linnea’s hand to hold, that the older generation all ordered super sugary drinks, not caring for arteries that lived well & happy lives. The loss of my uncle, my cousin’s father, and my dad’s brother has been quite a blow to our family and quite an unexpected one. I promise all of you that the cousin clan isn’t going anywhere and we’ll still find ourselves with wrinkled faces, downing Moonlite and judging Paul for combining Mac n Cheese with cheesecake. I love you all.
Matt brought flowers to my house unprompted and let me sleep on him while I tried to mend a hole in my family I wasn’t ready for.