Death in the Family

My brother-in-law passed away early this morning in Florida. He had been ill for some time.

He leaves behind his wife, three daughters and several grandchildren. My husband is his only remaining sibling out of eleven children of Polish immigrants.

The week started so promising and ends with the tragic death of an 86-year-old man. He seemed so vibrant when we saw him and his wife in early December. He was between hospital stays at the time. But he was alive and talkative. His usual self, slowed down a bit by his age and health issues.

Life is so precious, from a newborn baby to the elderly among us. Cherish each moment with loved ones . . . for you never know when the end will come.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the mercy departed rest in peace. Amen.

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