Saturday, December 12, 2009
My cousin passed away last night. He had been battling an inoperable brain tumor for the past couple years and last night his and his family's suffering finally came to an end.
Andy served in the Army during the 1st Gulf War, which was always a hard thing for me to imagine because my thoughts of him always go back to when we were children. He was always smiling, it seemed, and I guess that's how I'll always remember him...that chubby, little kid with a perpetual grin.
He didn't seem to have much tolerance for self pity, and he was incredibly brave in these past few years, as were his wife and two young boys.
It was good to know you, cuz. Shuffle off this mortal coil and trip the light fantastic.