May 11, 2010

A Story About the Creation of an Angel

Once upon a time there was a boy....and a brother...and another brother.  They were close in age, got into alot of trouble and caused their parents alot of grief.  But that is what boys do.
The three brothers grew up and became very handsome young men. 
The oldest brother met his future wife at a young age and after chasing her for a bit, she finally realized that he was the one for her.
They were married.
They were soul mates. 


The soul mates had two children.
First, a son, named after his father.
Then a daughter.
They became parents.
Then they became Aunt and Uncle.
My Aunt and Uncle.
This family grew older, moved to another province together and started a new life in a new place.
My Aunt and Uncle became grandparents.
Have I mentioned that my Aunt and Uncle were soul mates????

One day my Aunt noticed a change in my Uncle and made a doctor appointment.
They thought he had had a mild stroke and scheduled more tests.
Those tests showed a brain tumour.
More tests showed lung cancer.
More tests showed that he didn't have much time left.  3-6 months.....maybe longer if the treatments helped.
My Uncle was 60.
These tests were completed in March 2010.

We went to see My Uncle last month.
He was feeling ok.
We had dinners together.
Talked.
Visited.
Took pictures.
And then said goodbye hoping to see him again this summer.
May 11, 2010, My Uncle passed away.
He didn't make it to his 61st birthday.
He left his soul mate.
His children.
His grandchildren.
His brother.
His nieces, nephews and everyone else who loved him dearly.
But we know he didn't really leave us.
Heaven just needed another Angel.

We love you Uncle.
You will be missed.
xo

My home is in Heaven. I'm just traveling through this world.
Billy Graham

20 comments:

Dee said...

I am SO very sorry for your loss.

Elaine A. said...

I can see how much you love him from this post. I'm so sorry. Praying for you all...

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

What a sweet and poignant post!

Brasden's_Mommy said...

This brought tears to my eyes. It's always hard losing a loved one. Death is just another door we must walk through...it's just the beginning...not the end.

debi9kids said...

What a beautiful tribute to your uncle, whom you clearly loved deeply.
My sincerest sympathies for your loss.

Praying for your family, esp his wife. His soulmate.

blueviolet said...

You really captured his lovely spirit here and I'm so terribly sorry!

Anonymous said...

Well said Vikki....Your Uncle would be very proud of you...thinking of you and your family....if you need us we are here...Love you.....
Dawn, Ian, Ryan and James
xoxox

Heather Burton said...

What a great tribute to your uncle Vikki, it was beautiful. Sounds like heaven has another awesome angel.

Run DMT said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your post is a wonderful tribute to your uncle.

sky girl said...

I'm so sorry. :(

Foursons said...

Aw Vicki, I'm so sorry! I am praying for peace and comfort beyond understanding for all of you.

WackyMummy said...

I'm so sorry to read about your dear uncle's passing. It was a sweet story you told. Beautiful pictures. I guess there really are soul mates out there.

Momma said...

BEAUTIFUL......this is a wonderful tribute to your Uncle Dave and his 'soul mate' Aunt Shirley...it could not have been said better....xoxoxo

Stephanie said...

You and your family are in my thoughts today. I lost my Dad to cancer 8 years ago and it sucked... Know that someone is feeling the pain of your loss and sending you a hug and many prayers.

Anonymous said...

My dad passed away on March 26 of this year. Maybe your uncle and my dad have met each other and they have become the best of friends. Thinking about you. Love ya, Kristina

girlytwins said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you and your family. Beautiful post to honor such a brilliant love.

Penny@FOSTER2FOREVER said...

so, so sorry for your loss! Our God is a god of comfort!!!
2 Corinthians 1

Jen said...

Since the sting of my loss is still so new, I totally know what you are going through and I am truly sorry.

Brenda said...

Very touching. I am sorry about your loss.

That last phrase by Billy Graham is beautiful. Cherish the memories of your uncle.

Jenners said...

I'm so sorry for your loss ... but what a beautiful and heartfelt tribute!!! Hugs to you and your family.