Thursday, November 27, 2008

I'll always remember his smile

Those of you that are close to me already know that the past few weeks have been really hard on me emotionally. I flew to Lubbock, Texas twice to be with my uncle who was very ill. As I sat there every day holding his hand, talking to him, reassuring him that he wasn't alone, all I could think about was the incredible pain he was in and wishing I could somehow take it away with my touch...with my love.

He passed away Thanksgiving morning but I knew he was gone the night before, I felt him leaving. I am angry that he is gone. He should not have died at such an young age, his body became toxic because of a drug he probably shouldn't have been on in the first place. Despite the reason why he was sick I am thankful that he is no longer suffering.
He was not only my uncle he was also my godfather. He never married and had no children of his own so I was the closest thing to a child he had. He was a very giving person, funny and loved animals. He helped anyone and everyone who was in need. He'd welcome you into his home and feed you...sound familiar :) and if you had no where to go you were welcome to stay, my grandmother named him appropriately, he is an angel.
Uncle Angelo, I love you.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Around the world and back again I sit, not knowing where to start. Wow, I haven't written a post in almost half a year. A lot has been going on, our family has been touched by life, love, friendship and even death this year. All of these things have changed us. What I think I'll do is make this a short post and then follow it up with seperate posts in order to keep you all from having to sit here and read a story two hours long *laughs*. I do hope that you all have had a wonderful holiday weekend.