With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to our beloved Uncle, "Wilo", Sergio Osorio who passed away yesterday. For a fact, we will all truly remember him and miss him dearly. So many pleasant memories of our uncle in our home. My Uncle, Wilo taught me through his example, the value of respecting and loving my siblings - especially, my sisters. The way he loved and protected my mom, I'll never forget. God's will be done. I pray that I'll see him again.
I just have to admit that my heart is numb with joy because of my wife and children yet no peace because of my Mami and Papi. Especially my Papi who still hasn't bounced back from a gloomy emotional disposition. We thought at first that it might be due to a change in his current anxiety meds but now I'm starting to suspect that it's more than that. Perhaps he's giving up or losing his faith in continuing - as much as I don't want to admit it. I am striving to search out an option for him where he would be around more people - perhaps housing at an assisted living arrangement . But I fear this would perhaps bring on more troubles for him emotionally. Howbeit, I won't stop praying for him to awaken the resolve that I know only God can give and press forward to see if we can turn this around. As one Bluesman has said - so has many - "I won't get out of these Blues alive"! Aint that the truth.
We had a blessed one this year. The leaves finally dropped completely and we were able to find a landscaping contractor that would work on Thanksgiving day. Claudia cooked an amazing turkey, roast chicken and mashed potatoes, and I threw down with some rice and beans.
I had Papi in heart and mind throughout the day as we spent the whole day cooking and couldn't pay him a visit.
Hopefully during the week we'll get down to see him. I'm just glad he's back home from the hospital. I really want to start working on picking up his spirits although it's extra difficult to do this without being able to get him out of his cave.
Let us give thanks to God for all the good things He has given us. Our health, our family, His grace upon us, etc.
We pray for all those who can't be with their loved ones on this day for many reasons and those who have recently lost loved ones and now have a void and broken hearts, etc. My heart goes out to them. In the family, one of which is the loss of Eduardo in Puerto Rico who passed away last Friday.
Despite the post election conflict and strife going on in our nation today, let's pray that God rebukes those evil elements that have no path to peace in their hearts but that those who do will out voice them for the sake of unity and true love of our country.