Living Amongst Death

Hey HoNeys!

It’s been quite a bit of time since I blogged an actual post rather than uploading photos for my Wordless Wednesdays. A LOT has gone on in our house since my last real post.

We’ve celebrated Mother’s Day, the Christening of the Twizzlers and had some unfortunate news in the midst of it all. One of my uncles was murdered while driving his cab in the city. I’ve gone from upset, to incredibly sad to numb, to a place of acceptance. It’s a hard journey, and I can only imagine that if it was this rough for me, what my mother and her siblings and my grandfather are experiencing. I’ve lost a sister and while I am STILL incredibly sad about her death, I know that it’s just not the SAME. My heart just hurts on so many levels.

I haven’t really been able to correctly articulate where I am at this moment. My uncle was a VERY private individual. He came to support family no matter what. One of my favorite memories has to be of him at my wedding. He came in a full tuxedo and when I complimented him on it he said “Well, I had to be hot for the ladies – this physique can’t go to waste.” And anyone who knows my uncle knows that it was said with a kind of a half smirk and a little head shake.

He never had the pleasure of physically meeting the twizzlers, but he did keep up with me and their antics via Facebook (FINALLY Facebook is good for something!) and he made sure to tell his family that he loved them a LOT over that social network. It’s nice to be able to go back and see the interactions that we have had and at least cherish those memories.

Okay, I’ll go ahead and let this post go for a bit. I can’t promise that I won’t have other times that I need to reflect though. Please keep our family in your prayers or thoughts. I appreciate it!

~Make it a Fantastic Day!!!


  • Reply
    The Paper Princess
    June 7, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I am SO very sorry for your loss! I have dealt with my share of sudden loss over the years so my heart really goes out to you. I pray for healing for you and your family – GriefShare is a wonderful program to look into during this difficult time!

    Thanks for finding and following me on Twitter! I am a new follower here as well, and I invite you to join me at Create With Joy!

    Twitter: @createwithjoy1

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    N. Nicholes
    June 8, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Ramona – Thank you so much for your kind words. It's going day by day over this way. I'm just so perplexed at the make-up of humans lately. Makes me feel a little bit guilty for bringing children into such a sad world sometimes.

    I appreciate the follow, and I will be coming to check you out soon!

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    June 19, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Natasha, I am sorry for the loss of your uncle. What tragic news. Thank you for sharing. Praying for you.

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