I’ve been thinking about this blog post for a while now, and every time I start writing, it begins to turn into a book. So I’ve decided to share just the quick story of what has been going on with us this past week for now.
Last week, my uncle Eddie passed away very suddenly, and Peter and I were once again in Georgia for a funeral. It was such a blessing that we were able to spend time with him when we went down for my grandmother’s funeral a few weeks before. You may wonder why I have so much to share about this, and if you knew Eddie you would understand. I loved Eddie, along with many, many other people. If you ever met Eddie, you would never forget him. At Eddie’s visitation there was almost a 2 hour wait for people to speak to his wife and children. The funeral home said that they had never had so many people at a visitation.
Eddie’s life has never been easy, but the great thing about him was that he loved life with a passion and lived it to his fullest. The story of Eddie is one of fighting cancer, fighting to live a full life, and family learning to love no matter what. Eddie’s wife, my aunt Lori, knows what the vows “for better or worse” really mean. I can’t wait to share his story with you, but for now here is a photograph of me and Eddie at my wedding 3 years ago.