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This Week

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Edward

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This week is one I would not want to re-live ever.

 

It started on Sunday with one of the worst things that could ever happen. I got the call from my uncle that my sister has passed away. I didn't believe him and called him all sorts of things but he still stood my me. He was here for my parents while I was 1,000 miles away in Iowa. I got on the first flight I could to be home.

 

I had to help my parents prep and get things ready to lay my sister to rest. She was only 18 months older than me and my only big sister. When I was writing her eulogy I reflected on all the good times we had. Nothing still prepared me for losing her. It's not like she was sick and waiting 6-8 weeks to find out what happened is going to be a killer.

 

I also learned how inappropriate my cousins and relatives can be. I was embarrassed by their behavior multiple times between people taking selfies with one of the guests (local tv personality) to them acting like they didn't care.

 

Tomorrow I head back to Iowa and I am not sure how this is going to go. It going to be tough since my sister was my connection with home and texted me on a daily basis.

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Life can be cruel.  How we react to the occasion molds us into the people we are.  While nothing can replace your sister, remember to treasure her memory and all the little things she meant to you.  As for as your thoughtless relatives, try to have some compassion.  Everyone reacts differently to unexpected death and while they may have been inappropriate, they could be hurting inside and trying to hide it or just wanted to distract themselves.  

 

Good luck on your return to work.  Hopefully, you will be able to concentrate and the routine of work will be somewhat reassuring for you.   

 

My thoughts and prayers remain with you in this time. 

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Thanks you.

 

DDK if I didn't know my family that well I would tend to agree with you. My cousins think of no one but themselves and several other relatives (not related to them) made the same comments. I tell you if my sibling or I had done it we would never have heard the end of it. It is what it is.

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Keep your thoughts and life in perspective while waiting on things.  Move forward and be the person you are now.  You've grown by leaps and bounds since I met you here.  Hugs and so sorry for your loss.

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