Friday, October 10, 2008

up for air

Thanks for all your warm wishes of love and support. My favorite unk (everybody's favorite) died quietly this afternoon surrounded by the people he loved best. Happily, I had picked up my mother at her assisted living place this morning and taken her to the hospital to say her goodbyes to her favorite brother-in-law. I took her home and just as I was a block away from the hospital, he died. The last of my father's siblings, he was funny, handsome and generous. Tonight, five of us who were closest to him, went out to celebrate his life at his favorite Italian restaurant. We laughed,toasted him, and enjoyed the food and each other's company. A perfect tribute! The funeral is Sunday and we will have a party afterwards, as he would have wanted us to do. Tomorrow, a day of rest.

9 comments:

Gail P said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Joanie San Chirico said...

So sorry to hear about your Uncle, Rayna. Glad Molly got to see him.

xxoo

Karoda said...

In spite of the loss to you and your family it sounds as if all was/is in divine order. peace to you and family during this transition.

Rayna said...

Thanks, everyone.

Von said...

Glad your back.. I'm starting to get back in the studio myself...and you've been tagged:)

The rules are as follows:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6.Let the tagger know your entry is up.

Shirley Goodwin said...

Sorry to hear about your uncle, Rayna. At least you have good memories.

I really enjoyed the play with soy wax - the first lot were quite pale and restrained, so I've done a second lot which are brighter and with more pattern.

Terry said...

That generation of our parents and aunts and uncles were such a wonderful bunch it seems to me. We are losing them left and right and what holes they leave in our families. Lucky to have had them in our lives, I say. I can hear gratitude in your writing. I hope the service is a perfect celebration of your obviously much-loved uncle.

Sherryl said...

Deaths are difficult to deal with no matter how much you celebrate the persons life. When that person has touched you in a special way, there is always a hole left when they are gone.
Good thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Russ Little said...

Let me add my condolences to the growing list. I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your uncle. Surely it was a wonderful thing for so many of his family to be with him in his last days. Please know that your friends are praying for your comfort and that of your family.

R