Sometimes Life Just Kicks You in the Teeth

In the midst of preparing for school tomorrow, I came downstairs to start dinner and Oldest was on the kitchen phone. I knew immediately that something had happened.

What does it say about the difference between my generation and our parents that bad news is almost always delivered by landline?

My uncle passed away on Monday. He had melanoma, and fought it as long as he could, but it overtook him in the end. He leaves behind two beautiful girls who are still in college, and a wife who is one of my funniest, sanest relatives. My heart breaks for them, and for my grandmother who is burying her second son in two years.

This is so miserably unfair.

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Posted on September 6, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. thoughts and prayers, baby — hang in there!

  2. I am so sorry. So often life just doesn’t seem fair. Parents shouldn’t out live their children.

  3. So sorry for your family’s loss- why is it always the sane relatives that suffer most?

  4. Oh Andi, I am so sorry to hear this. Hang in there. You will be in my thoughts.

  5. I’m so sorry, sending good thoughts to you and your family.

  6. My heart goes out to you…I just saw this. Take care, and keep a stiff upper lip.

    Nobody ever knows what to say.

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