Well, my lovelies, it has been a sad week for many members of my family. Some unexpected events have kept me away from my blog as I have been hosting several relatives in my house this week.
My cousins' father, Bruce, passed away very unexpectedly on Monday just days after his own mother passed away. My cousins, Alexis, Sarah, Lizzie, and Olivia have been coping with not only their grandmother's death, but then their own father's death. Since everyone lives in different states, I have been letting everyone stay with me. Alexis, Sarah, Lizzie, and Olivia are all between the ages of nineteen and twenty-eight, and were not at all prepared to deal with this loss. But then again, who ever is?
Bruce was a great dad and grandfather. He will be missed by many, many people. I hope the girls allow this tragedy to bring them closer together as they sort everything out. In the meantime, all I can offer is my couch and my wheels for transportation! I have no words of wisdom or advice because I wouldn't know what to do either!
Here is Bruce with Alexis, her fiance, Joe, and their children, Maddie, Dylan, and Annabelle when Bruce visited them last summer in Massachusetts. Bruce apparently had not stopped talking about that trip because he loved the ocean. So it is fitting that his children will be releasing his ashes in the ocean on the Massachusetts beach that he loved so much. Despite the tragedy, I have really enjoyed getting to know Alexis's fiance and her children more this week. Her kids are so well behaved and precious!
This is a picture of Lizzie with Bruce. Sorry it is so blurry. Lizzie is a student at Virginia Tech and plans on becoming a veterinarian. She is here with her fiance, Jake.
Rest in peace, Bruce! You will be missed. And to Aunt Lori, Alexis, Sarah, Lizzie, and Olivia.....I love you guys!