Two Teens And Their Mama: Motivational Monday XLIX

Monday, May 2, 2016

Motivational Monday XLIX


It was a tough weekend.  We lost my uncle, one of the kindest, most intelligent souls to ever walk this earth.  He was a friend and a mentor, and treated me more like a daughter than a niece.  Uncle Rick embraced life, was always ready for the next adventure, and welcomed everybody to come along.  He taught me so much about the importance of family and how to wisely spend the time that we have - and how to count in Spanish, row a canoe, and swim across the lake. Up until the very end, he was full of hope and love.   It's hard to imagine a world without him in it.

I'm linking up with Shaunacey today for Monday Moments of Gratitude.  In the midst of  loss, I'm so grateful to have known this man for 49 years.  Fly free, sweet uncle. There is no end to the adventures you will have.



23 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry for your loss! Your uncle sounds like he was a great man. Thinking of you and your family and sending prayers.

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  2. Oh sweet friend, so sorry about Uncle Rick!! I know he must of been a grand man and I'll bet her adored his niece Lana to pieces!! Sending you so many hugs and prayers today!!!

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  3. I'm so sorry that you lost your uncle! He sounds like a wonderful person. I'll pray for you and your family to find peace this week.

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  4. oh, so sorry...sending you love.

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  5. Sorry Sorry for your loss! Prayers and hugs coming your way! Sweet picture of the two of you and such a great quote to share!!

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  6. So sorry for your loss, Lana. Praying for comfort for you and your family.

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  7. I'm so sorry about Uncle Rick! I'm so close to my uncle, and he's been sick for years now, and I do worry about life without him. I wish you a peaceful week with sunny days and warm memories.

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  8. Oh Lana, I am so sorry. What a lovely tribute to someone you obviously cared deeply about. You can just tell by looking as some people that they are full of kindness - and from the photo, your uncle was one of those. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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  9. Lana... I am so sorry for the loss of your uncle... losing someone you love is difficult to deal with ... I pray it gets easier each day. He sounds like suck a great man, that is awesome that you had him in your life to give you great lessons xox

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  10. I am sorry for your loss. Your memories of him live on in your heart and your achievements!

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  11. I'm so sorry for your loss, that is so hard. :( Hugs and I'll keep you in my prayers!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  12. So sorry for your loss Lana. {{hugs}}

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  13. awww, I am so sorry to hear that! Much love friend!

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  14. I'm so very sorry for your loss Lana.

    (((((Lana))))))

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  15. Oh (((((Lana))))))! Sending you love, hugs and prayers!
    ~Sheila

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  16. oh this hurt my heart to read. I am so sorry sweet Lana. I do love that you shared what a big part of your life he was and I remember you speaking so highly of him during our short time together in Vegas. Sending you love and peace during this challenging time xoxoxo

    Simply Shaunacey

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  17. I am so very sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you.

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  18. I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle. Stay strong, you sound like you have an amazing familly! Wish you all the best and hope you'll find your happines again soon <3

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  19. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

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  20. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your uncle. It sounds like you learned a great deal from him. Hugs and prayers from Georgia.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  21. My Uncle Bud was to me as your Uncle Rick was to you. I never knew my grandfathers so Uncle Bud was the closest thing I had to a grandpa. Precious man. Keep that picture of the two of you near to help you remember happier days. Much love to you.

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