Thursday, December 29, 2011

Uncle Jim!

2011 is almost a memory. Hard to believe but true.

One of my latest memories is having dinner with our favorite Uncle Jim who live in Georgia. We were pleased when he agreed to have dinner with us and our son and his family right before Christmas. He’s always tons of fun and has so much to share. Needless to say we all love Uncle Jim!!!

Here is my family with Uncle Jim right before Christmas.

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Isn’t he handsome (he’s in the Blue Sweater). Over the years this man has shown all of us just how special he is. He is one of the finest men I have known in my life. He was always kind, loving, caring, considerate and compassionate …as well as intelligent and thoughtful. Having him in our lives was a great gift from God.

You know he mentioned he wasn’t feeling well and we thought it was because of his last surgery and you know…..you don’t always have a great appetite after surgery and he had five!!! You’d never know it as he just does and goes on without complaint. He just had his 88th Birthday and joked about how he had to renew his Drivers License and wouldn’t have to do that again until he was 98!!!  He always makes us laugh.

Well on December 27th Uncle Jim was taken to the ER as he just didn’t feel well and he passed away within 3 hours. His lungs were full of fluid. We are just devastated to lose this inspiration in our lives. We will be saying our goodbyes tomorrow.

Thank You Uncle Jim for always being there for us and for making us laugh and cry and everything in between. I hope you know how important you were to us and how much we adored you.

I will never forget you…..

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13 comments:

Kath said...

So sorry for your loss!

Gail S. said...

Lee - Praise God that you had the time before Christmas to spend with him! Your whole family is in my thoughts.

Mitzi Luttrull said...

Lee, I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle's passing. I can tell that you thought the world of him. He sounds like he was a peach of a guy. You are lucky to have had him in your family. My prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

scrappingnana said...

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Patrice H said...

Oh Lee I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Uncle Jim. From the sound of your post he was an amazing person. I am glad you all had time to spend with him at Christmas those memories will last a lifetime. I'm glad he is no longer in pain and is safe and loved in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Barbara in SC said...

My sincere sympathies, Lee. Your uncle Jim sounds like a very special person and I know you will miss him very much. How blessed you were to have been able to spend an evening with him so recently.

irishgalkelly said...

Dear Lee,

I'm so sorry for your loss. That was a beautiful picture taken before Christmas and one you can cherish. Many prayers for your family and for you.

Pat Smith said...

Prayers for peace -- and sympathy for your loss.

Wanda Campion said...

Sincere sympathy for your loss. Your family was blessed to have him in your lives as he was blessed to have you in his. Cherish your memories of him....

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Lee, I'm so sorry for your loss, and so very glad you got to spend time with him! My Uncle Jim (who actually resembles your Uncle Jim quite a bit) died 2 years ago and his wife my Aunt Jeannie, a few months ago. It was a momentary shock seeing Uncle Jim in the subject line of the email. lol This is such a great tribute, to an obviously great man. Uncle Jims just seem to be really special people!

Carol Carriveau said...

Sooooo very sorry for the loss of your favorite uncle, Lee....all of the wonderful memories and pictures will help to keep him in your hearts forever!

lisa808 said...

So sorry for your loss. Beautiful family photo that you will always have to treasure along with your memories.

Perrie Sanders said...

Lee, please accept my deepest condolences. Your uncle sounds like he was such a special and integral part of your family. Losing such a loved one is NEVER easy. I lost my father over 20 years ago the day after Thanksgiving and to this day I am sad that he has missed so many of our family memories. Just keep the memories alive in your heart. Sending hugs, Perrie S.