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Thoughts on a Death in the Family

So, my uncle, the younger of my father’s two brothers, died on Friday. Honestly, sadly, I’m not much affected by it; I barely knew him. I know that eight of my forty-five cousins are his children, and my heart hurts for them, but I can’t even remember the last time I saw him or anyone his family. I’m certain I was a young child, perhaps even as young as Isaac. I guess, for reasons I am only vaguely aware of, my dad didn’t have much of a relationship with him. It’s a shame, really, but it makes me realize how very lucky I am that I have a totally awesome sister whom I love, who is in my life, and whose company I enjoy very much.

Thanks mom and dad, for giving me such a great baby sister to love.

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6 thoughts on “Thoughts on a Death in the Family

  1. Sweet picture of the sweetest sisters I know! Makes me proud to be your Momma knowing that you have each other and that you like each other! I couldn’t ask for more. . .

  2. I understand what you mean. Of the deaths I’ve experienced in my family, none have been close to me – great grandparents I barely knew, a step-grandmother I only saw once a year, two aunts, neither of whom I was close with. While I felt for the people they were close with, the loss didn’t affect my daily life – there was no grief. Oddly enough, I didn’t really understand grief until last year, when my significant other’s uncle died suddenly of a heart attack. There is a giant hole in the world where that man use to be. I only knew him a few years, we weren’t super close, but he always made a point to talk to me and make me welcome at family gatherings (something very few others in that family do).
    I don’t know what I’d do if I actually lost someone very close to me.But times like these make you realize how special they really are.

  3. Dave’s cousin died a few weeks ago. I had never met her and he hadn’t seen her in 30 years. So I know what you mean. But I feel for her family. I lost my favorite aunt when I was 10, my grandmother I loved when Si was just a baby and another close aunt just a bit later.

    Glad you have your TAS!

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