Today my mom is going to say goodbye to her big brother. My uncle suffered a major stroke and will be leaving us soon. I asked my mom to tell him how much I love him and that I still have the letters he wrote to me when I was a teenager. They meant so much to me then and still do.
Uncle Larry is the man that has kept our large extended family as close as we are. Always hosting get togethers throughout the years to make sure we see each other as often as possible. Each of us feel like we have a close special relationship with Uncle Larry. I think even strangers feel that way with him. He cares for people. Really cares for them. He is a compassionate man, wonderful sportsman, fabulous cook, best hugger, great storyteller, lover of nature and animals and people, amazing man. He will leave a great void.
Please say a prayer for my Uncle Larry that he will be filled with God's love and peace and feel all the love we have for him. Say a prayer for my mom who is losing her only sibling (and her hero) whom she has always been very close to, looked up to, and cherished. Say a prayer for his wife, seven children, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and the rest of my family to be comforted in his absence. Thank you.