Sunday, January 3, 2010

Unnatural

I just found out my cousin (well, my Mom's first cousin) had a heart attack.  He and his wife adopted three children from the Ukraine after not being able to concieve.  The youngest girl is 10 and the twins are 14.  They were adopted when the twins were 5 years old and the baby was 18 months.  They are such a wonderful family and exude happiness everytime I see them.

He was the only son to his parents, my great uncle and aunt.  His parents just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary just before Christmas and he and his family were there, so happy, so lively. 

Everyone is just devasted.  Please pray for his parents, his wife and his children.  The visitation and funeral will be later this week. 

Burying your child is so unnatural, no matter how old you or the child may be.

2 comments:

Jessica said...

I know that question all too well....we lost my second cousin at 44 to a heart attack in November. A male as well...I remember thinking the same thing. I don't think you get past burying your own child regardless of the age. Its just not natural. *hugs* My heart goes out to your family. I am so sorry.

Heather said...

Praying for this family...