My uncle passed away from cancer on Sunday evening and today was all the funeral stuff. Here I am with my grandmother (his mother). It was interesting to see family…I don’t normally spend much time with them because we have virtually nothing in common and I didn’t live here for so long that I think everybody forgets that now I do live here!
My uncle was a great guy – always funny and upbeat, super sarcastic, loved his kids so, so much. His son was his best friend and vice versa. I think his death will hit him particularly hard, not that it’ll be easy for anyone else.
I totally underestimated how emotionally draining today would be. I mean, I loved my uncle and will miss him, but it’s not like we were close or anything. But spending all day with everybody else and their (much more intense) grief was just so heartbreaking. Le sigh. He will be missed.