Sunday, October 26, 2008

Life Will Go On

This has been a incredible week for me and my family. Death came to us so unexpectedly and it has solidified a stronger & much thicker bond between all of us. Today and tonight we spent at my uncles wake.

To be honest it was really hard to be in a room with all these people that I haven't seen in 10 maybe 15 years that have known our families. This was a strange feeling for me, but also a calming feeling to know that they still remember and love this man. My uncle made a lot of friends in his life and tonight they came to pay their respects to him.

Death has a strange way of bringing people together. What I found the strangest was that as I sat alone for a few minutes watching, I observed people mingling, sipping coffee and talking, at the end of the room I could see my uncle in his coffin, just laying there kinda smiling at the whole thing.

I mean, really, all these people remembering him while he lay still in his last resting place right in front of my eyes. I got this weird eerie feeling come over me like I have never felt. I knew as I was looking at him he was looking at me. So I got up and went and knelt down in front of him and said "Bye, Zio. I will miss you and I love you. I promise I will watch over Eddy and Mic, forever. Never worry. I will always be there for the both of them".

Then I got up to touch his hand and walked away. The one thing that left an impression is that after I left his side I realised how cold he felt and how sad I felt knowing that I would never hear his voice or be able to touch him again. I thought life will go on, but today a life is gone.



  1. touching piece, thank you. You brought back memories of my uncle who was very close to me. I remember him always.

  2. JB, death does have a funny way of bringing us all together.

    People that you haven't seen in years are suddenly back into your life, again.

    I lost my Daddy in August.
    But in a funny way, I found my family.

    Peace - Rene

  3. That is true. Some misfortunes have a happy ending. I havent experienced anything like that and really dont want too. I love my family so much and it would hurt me if one of them passed away. Its nice that your family is bonding more though.

  4. condolence, but as you have said life must go on

  5. i'm so sorry for your loss.. i lost my best friend last week so i know how you feel. take care friend :)

  6. It is really hard to loose someone. Take care of yourself and your family..


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