29 days ago
Yesterday, I lost my little cousin. Yes, he may have surpassed me in height a long time ago, but in my eyes...he’ll always be my little cousin. Pat, I watched you grow up beside my brothers. I watched you excel in your profession, I watched you become a husband, I watched you become a father. Never in my life did I ever believe that I would watch you leave this earth before me.
My heart aches for your wife, who has lost her partner in life. My heart aches for your kids, who will grow up without their father. My heart aches for my Tita and Tito who have to bury their child. My heart aches for my cousins who had to say goodbye to their baby brother. I know they say, God has a plan...but I just don’t get this one. Not one bit. Rest In Peace little cousin. I take comfort in the fact that you are not alone up there, that you’re up there sitting at a kitchen table having a meal with my Mom. I may not get HIS plan, but HE sure does pick the good ones. Love you. 💔