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It looks like i will be flying to Montana to be with my family this weekend. This loss has been especially hard for my mom’s side of the family for obvious reasons, losing a son, brother, father, uncle, but even more so because my mom’s lost another brother when he was just a toddler due to a freak sickness.

Now my grandparent’s have had two of their sons pass away to in strange circumstances and of course this means my mom has lost two brothers. My grandparents are getting older and my grandma has had a number of health problems the last year. Seems to me that the last thing they need to be dealing with at their age is the sudden death of their youngest child. I can’t think of too many more people in this world that i see Jesus in than my grandparents…this is perfect case for that “why do bad things happen to good people?” question…frankly, none of this makes much sense. Of course, death rarely does.

I can’t imagine how my cousins (Brian is in college and Megan is in grad school. Both have moved away from home at this point) and my aunt are feeling at this moment. They are great people and i don’t get to spend a lot of time with them. It will be good to see them but of course, I wish this weekend were under much, much different circumstances…

right now, my heart is just broken for my mom, my grandparents, my aunt and my cousins. i knew my uncle pretty well. i will miss his amazing wit and awesome sense of humor. he definately brought a sense of life to the family whenever we were all together.