Saturday, January 18, 2014
I have a cousin who is one year younger then me and has experienced the worst kind of pain possible. Her husband of just a few years died this week. My cousin was single for many years and just recently married after 30 years (having been married for only a brief time in her 20s). She is so sweet and kind and spent many years helping my aunt. When I look at all that has come her way in terms of tragedy, I feel so sad for her. Her family was one of 4 kids and my aunt and uncle. In 1980, one of her older brothers died at age 23, in 1985 her other brother died at age 35, then her father died of cancer in his mid-60s in the 1990s. Her older sister died in a diabetic coma almost 10 years ago (also at a young age - 51). My beloved aunt died just a couple of years ago suddenly. I was just so glad that my cousin had found someone she loved and got married later in life. I thanked God that after all she had been through and the losses she suffered she had him. Now, she is alone again...please pray for her and surround her with love. My heart breaks for her. She loved children but never had any. I know she is strong and will survive this but it is a very sad day for her and I appreciate this community and being able to post this today.