Thursday, October 7, 2010

Uncle Bill

Growing up, some of the most special people in my life were my aunts and uncles. Unfortunately for most of my life, I have lived a pretty good distance away from them. My Uncle Bill and Aunt Sue were probably at the top of the fun charts when I was a kid. They just always had a knack for interacting well with kids.
Much to our sadness, Aunt Sue passed away early in 2009. Her passing leaves an absence in our family that cannot be filled. Even from this distance, I miss her.
It was so very good, to see and spend some time with my Uncle Bill this past weekend. I think, perhaps, one of the coolest things was that my kids got to know him. He's still fun and he still interacts so well with kids. He played games with them and took them to dinner. And they got to see how much alike he and their grandma are!
I admire my Uncle so much. I admire the man of God he is. He's humble, he's quiet, he's godly, and his character and faithfulness through his life speak volumes to me and his great-neices and nephews.

1 comment:

Gretchen said...

Great picture. I'm so glad you had such a great time together!