30 November 2010

A Solemn Holiday

We have so much to be thankful for. Yet, this holiday season has been a difficult one. L and I lost an important member of our family the day after Thanksgiving. It was sudden, unexpected, and extremely sad.

The past week has been a blur of the intensive care unit, tearful goodbyes, and family gatherings.

L's family didn't host their normal Thanksgiving dinner like they always do. This year, L and I had a quiet Thanksgiving lunch with my family and that was it. I am someone who complains every year that we have to "share" the holidays (split time with L's family and mine). I've been a spoiled idiot for complaining. Seriously.

Family is everything. Hug your family members, and be grateful for every holiday, every gathering, every chance to spend time with them. The next holiday season is not guaranteed.

We love you, Uncle.

16 comments:

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. (And thank you for the reminder to always cherish my family.)

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  2. I'm so sorry Carly, my heart goes out to you and your family.
    :::hug:::

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  3. My heart and thoughts are with you and your family dear!

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  4. So sorry for your loss...thinking of you both.

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  5. @Geek in Heels, @Mo, @Chic n' Cheap Living, and @stephanie michele: Thank you so much for your kind words. It means a lot to me and L :)

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  6. My condolences to your family. Here's to happier times ahead.

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  7. Oh Lady, thinking of you and your family. What a good thing to remember this time of year.

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  8. sending you positive thoughts and prayers. so sorry for your loss. hope you all are starting to feel better.

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  9. Awww, Carly! I'm so sorry for the loss you and L experienced! *HUGE HUGS* and I find that if you try to remember the good times, it helps a whole lot! This is our first holiday season without my Papa.

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