This is going to be one of those years – I can just tell.
I received a call this morning that my brother-in-law Ed died this morning – two weeks after my dad. He had been battling lung cancer (never smoked, btw) for a few years, and he looked great when I saw him last – at my dad’s funeral – but the word from home is that he succumbed to a combo of pneumonia and congestive heart failure.
So another trip back to Rochester. Please pray for safe travels (whenever it is I head back, in the next few days).
But most of all, please pray for my sister Mary. To lose her husband and dad in such a short span of time – I cannot even imagine the grief. My heart aches and breaks for her – and their two children.
Sorry that the blog has turned into an obituary as of late – but what can you do? Death is as much a part of life as humor is, and while one is certainly more enjoyable than the other, one is inevitable while the other is optional. One leads to joy everlasting, while the other, not so much.
Thanks in advance for your prayers and condolences.