Jan 19, 2009

Uncle Larry

My uncle Larry is more than just an Uncle. He was my Grandfather, Uncle, Brother and most importantly my Friend. I just found out the other day that my wonderful Uncle Larry was going to be passing on very soon. I love him so much. He taught me how to dive with only one shot. He was my teacher. Everything he has ever told me I take to heart and follow his lead. If he had looked at me and told me to jump like a kangaroo, on one leg while spinning plates on sticks, I wouldn't hesitate and do my best. That is the type of guy he is.He connected me to my Jewish past and let me know that I was more than just another face in the ground. He made me feel beautiful-not matter what. Some of the great memories of this wonderful man are going even stronger with every waking minute. The times he would stand of his head. I would always worry that he was going to hurt himself. But of course he never did. And when it came time to meet my wonderful husband Chris, he pulled me aside and said he wanted to talk for just a second. When he pulled me aside and asked me a few questions. But the last was the one that meant the most. He asked me "Does this young man treat you like the Princess that you are? Is he your Knight?" I in turn looked into his loving eyes and with a smile on my face said "Yes. Yes Chris does." He took his hands, put them on my face and kissed my forehead so softly that tears came to my eyes. You could feel his love just meld into my soul when he hugged me. I love you so very much Uncle Larry. Who I am in partially because of you. I thank you for all that you have taught me. Your love. Your respect. Your admiration. But mostly thank you from that bottom of my heart and soul for your love in my life. I love you!
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