Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I took that picture last week when it was sunny and beautiful out...this week has been cold though! I don't mind the cold normally (because we don't have it very long) but it's been very dreary and grey here, partly because I received very sad news Monday that a cousin of mine suddenly died. It is quite a shock to everyone and so very hard to believe.
His name was Kevin and he wasn't much younger than me...he was wise beyond his years though and always has been! He was very intelligent, witty, sweet, fun, and handsome. He worked with little kids and loved it (and them). It really hit me yesterday when I saw pictures of him - that he's no longer here. My Love and I stayed up late in bed talking about him and life/death as little precious Lovebug slept between us. It just all happened so quickly and our hearts are so very sad. I just keep thinking back to memories of him growing up - going to the beach, holidays at Gramma and Grandpa's, and specifically one time we got together before an A&M game with my other cousins, uncles, and beloved Grandpa.
Unfortunately, we don't live in the same state and haven't seen each other on a regular basis for quite some time though. We did get to see him a couple months ago for my Gramma's birthday and he got to meet Lovebug and make her smile. I'm so glad for that because it had been awhile since we saw him last. You really do have to treasure every moment don't you (?), because you just never know when it's the last time you might see someone. I just feel sad and the weather isn't helping, but that photo is a bit...that light shining through helps me remember that there will be brighter, happier days!
Please keep our family, especially Kevin's immediate ones, in your thoughts and prayers. Sorry for the downer post...I'll be back later this week with something more upbeat like Lovebug's birthday stuff.