To say today was exceptionally challenging would be an understatement. Each of us said goodbye to a portion of our heart...some more than others.
Raymond, Ray, Unk, Unk the Great. Those were just a few of the names Ben's uncle acquired during his 77 years here on earth...and I can't believe it's been over 2 weeks since his passing. Every time I pull onto the family property and behind the big house, I expect to see him outside doing some type of yard work. It was an unexpected passing and it's jolted each and every one of us.
I was blown away when Unk's wife, Arlene, asked me to do a reading at his funeral. What an honor to be able to speak at such an amazing man's end of life service. Of everything he has accomplished, I felt out of place being the person chosen to pass along the following message:
Doting husband & magnificent uncle; our very own animal whisperer.
|Unk & Hannah; touring the property|
|Unk & Mai-Tai|
|Arlene & Unk|
|Ray, Marna & Herb, Tabitha|
Ben's Uncle, Mom, Dad & sister