Yesterday I was carrying on about the newest addition to our family — our 9th Grand child – Kinsley Ray, born to Jeni and Mike yesterday afternoon. I didn’t get to share a lot of photo’s because ‘Mom & Dad’ had not announced it to the ‘world’ yet, but we were ecstatic none the less, happy to welcome the gorgeous little girl into our world. Up this morning waiting for the pages of Face Book to be populated with the big news. While waiting – I got a message from another family member…. he is technically a second cousin, but I have been “Uncle” Bill his entire life. Sad, sad news….. his Sister, Angela had passed away. She had been battling a variety of health issues – but none (to my knowledge) had ever been what I would have considered life threatening…… there are a whole lot of gaps in my information at this point, but all I know is that beautiful young lady is no longer with us now. Just turning 41 a little over a month ago, she was much too young to be leaving this world. Besides her Mother and Brother, she is also leaving a young Son and Daughter and a myriad of friends. I have known her since she was just past a toddler….. I have always been ‘UB’ and she was Sweet Cheeks to me. She had a smile that could light up any room and an infectious laugh to go with it. Her Mom (my 1st. Cousin – has always been more like a Sister to me) My heart was breaking not to be ‘there’ to welcome our new Grand Daughter last night and even more so now – not to be able to be there to console my family in this time of loss…………………..
Rest in peace Sweet Cheeks~