Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sad Update

Yesterday, I wrote about my Uncle Junior before attending his visitation service last night.
My Aunt Esther valiantly perched on a stool by my uncle's coffin throughout the evening, not leaving her post for two hours as the line stretched through the room.
She made each person there feel a specific part of her life and my uncle's life.
"You know each niece and nephew is loved, but there was always something special about you," she confided.
She even asked, as she squeezed my hands, when she was going to get a copy of my latest novel. I promised I would hand deliver it in the next few weeks.
I spent the night at my brother's house, but drove home before the funeral because I had to teach.
Just a little while ago, my mother texted the sad news that Aunt Esther fell and broke her leg last night. She did not make it to her husband's funeral because she needed surgery.
I can't imagine the pain and indecision her children faced as they tried to decide whether to postpone the service since their mother couldn't be there -- whether to be at their mother's side or their father's funeral.
I hope Aunt Esther heals quickly, even though she faces some sad times without Uncle Junior by her side.

4 comments:

francetaste said...

My heart goes out to your aunt and your entire family.

Jeanie said...

I'm getting caught up and missed your earlier post but my sympathies to you and your family and many wishes for peace and healing. It sounds as though Uncle Junior was much loved and what a great gift he brought to you all

Roz and John said...

Oh how sad for you all Paulita, big hugs to all your family xxx

Paulita said...

Thanks to everyone. I've heard my aunt is doing well and the funeral home had a recording of the entire service, include the military tribute, so hopefully she'll have that.

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