Saturday, February 09, 2013
It has been a rough few weeks.
Recently I found out that my Uncle john lost his battle to cancer on Tuesday.
So for the past few days i have been crying and trying to drowned even more sorrows with food. Lucky me i only went over my calorie intake for 1 day and even then i couldn't fit to much in. (thank you god)
My uncle John took up the role of being a slight father figure in my life when my dad had moved away. The day he met my husband (who at that time was my boyfriend) He brought over a pepperoni pizza. The pepperoni was cut in half to look like ears. He gave it to Tyler and then touched his ears... 'You have nice ears... You hurt my niece those are going to be my new favorite piece of jelwery."
He taught me things from the bible i never understood. He taught me how to fix some things on a car. How to pound out dents. Change spark plugs, install a new light on the front of a car. So on so on.
His wife ( aunt Debbie) died a few years ago before him. She died to from her battle to cancer. She taught me how to shop. To touch and smell things before i buy them. To make sure that i will like them. She taught me how to budget money and pay bills on time. So many other things.
They together taught me the importance of understanding one another and how to work through any problems that you have in a marriage. They gave me so many gifts that i could not list them all.
Now some of you may wonder... Where was your mom? Mom... She was super busy. working 3 jobs, going to college and doing her best to raise us 4 kids. She still to this day appreciates the extra help they gave to her and us kiddos.
Now My uncle and aunt are rejoined in heaven. I can imagine their smiles and laughter and tears of joy. It brings me happiness which brings me out of my depressing stage and not want to eat. I am sure they are watching over us. :)