Kelly circa 1966 (???)
My dad has been getting many of his slides scanned over the last year and he let me download the CD's while I was in Utah in December. This picture of my cousin Kelly has kept popping into my mind lately. She is five or six here. I haven't seen her since I was about 17. No... we are not a close family.
I woke up this morning with an image of my grandfather Francis hugging a small child. It made me feel warm and I smiled. Remembering how wonderful he was. He died in 1979.
Then I remember that today is my Uncle Steve's memorial service in Calif. I felt puzzled though, because Uncle Steve is from my dad's family and Grandpa Francis is my mom's dad. There was this "that doesn't make sense" feeling.
A few hours ago, I learned that Kelly has passed away. This picture came to mind. My grandfather and the hug came to mind. I smiled. I felt a lot of love, with sadness underneath. I felt peace. I knew that Kelly was being received Home by the family. I believe she is having a joyous time.
I am so tired of people dying....