Friday, April 17, 2009

Flashback Friday: Uncle Bruce

This is one of my very favorite snapshots of Peanut as a baby. He was eight months old, and his Great Uncle Bruce is holding him. Uncle Bruce is my father-in-law's brother, and the two of them are a lot alike in that both men are terribly generous, caring, and family-centered. My husband has vivid and wonderful memories of his uncle from his childhood. My favorite memories of him center around the day Eric and I announced our engagement to his parents and immediate relatives at a large family reunion. Uncle Bruce enthusiastically welcomed me into the family with a huge bear hug and an excited announcement over the loud speaker that made me humbled to be included in such a loving group of future relatives. Sadly, Uncle Bruce lost his long battle with cancer late Wednesday evening. We will miss him dearly, though we know he is again embracing his parents and other loved ones in his eternal family reunion in heaven.

6 comments:

Gemma said...

Thank you, dear one. That was very lovely.

Kathy B. said...

Beautifully written.
Thank you,
Love,
K.

L a u r a said...

I'm sorry for the loss in your family.

Zerbinator said...

Thanks for this Kristen. Very kind and beautifully said. Thank you with a big bear hug!

Kristin said...

What a thoughtful post! He sounds like an amazing man!

peggy said...

I am so sad to hear about Uncle Bruce. What a wonderful man he must have been.