Today my Uncle David passed away from a long and courageous battle of pancreatic cancer. I'm grateful for the opportunity my family had to visit and say goodbye to him last Thursday. On my way out the door, I bent down to give him a big hug and kiss and I made him promise me that he would pass that on to Benjamin when he got to the other side. He opened his eyes and looked at me and nodded his head that he would. I take great comfort in knowing that he was able to embrace my son today and let him know how much I love and miss him.
I love my Uncle David. He was by far my most favorite Uncle. I remember as a little girl Uncle David coming to visit us when we lived in Colorado. One of the toilets in the house at the time was not working and so he rolled up his sleeves and went to work. In no time he had that toilet working again and from that point on he became my hero. He never let me forget the letter that I sent him when our toilet broke again. I wrote to him, "Dear Uncle David, come QUICK. Our toilet is broken. Love, Becky" I'm sure if he could have, he would have hopped on a plane that very day to come rescue us.
We miss you already Uncle David.
Keep watch over Ben for me.