Well, I accomplished another goal. I went home to Mississippi, just like I wrote I would on Number 17. My visit, however, was not a vacation, nor was it planned. My uncle, who was only 57, passed on last Saturday. Although it was unexpected and as a family, we are in pain, we all know that he is in a much better place. He is no longer in pain, no longer suffering and no longer being kept alive on machines, against his will. While I could never imagine having to make the decision that my mother had to make on my uncle’s behalf, there is no question that the appropriate decision was made. I miss him. I love him. And I’m sad that he is gone, but I’m happy that he can now rest.
Although I write this with tears in my eyes and an extremely heavy heart, I have much to be grateful for. Not only did my mother, brother and I have a blast during the long, drawn out, 16 hour drive, but we also got to see family and friends that we hadn’t seen in years. That includes my best friend and sister from another mister, who I hadn’t seen in almost four years.
I love this chick!!!
We and our other friend hung out,
got drunk had a few drinks and just had a good time.
Going home to Mississippi was a goal that I’d expected to accomplish around March or April, but I guess God had other plans for me. You know what they say…
“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.”