So, before I move on to the events of the weekend, let me share how things went with Glen’s family and his visit with his dad. He had a wonderful time. There is such irony in these kinds of circumstances that the impending loss of a central family member often brings with it really deep moments of connection. For Glen, it was the first time in 25 years that all five of his dad’s kids were together. It was overdue and chances are good that they will be closer now again after this weekend. It has been, in fact, so long that when Glen showed me the pictures he took, he had a couple that I had no idea who the people were. I thought they were the hospice helpers and they were his sisters! That is bad.
His father was in good spirits and happy to see his kids. I’m not going to kid you and say it was an easy time for Glen and the others though. It wasn’t. Even with the smiles and story-telling they were all mindful of it being a good-bye to their father and those moments of realization were gut-wrenching. But it far beat out not having the chance and he will never regret going.
Plus, his 13-year-old nephew, Cody, who is adored by his aunt and uncle and an exceptionally talented wrestler, went on that weekend to become state champion and named “Most valuable state wrestler!!” This is an incredible achievement and we are sooooo proud of him! Way to show em how it is done Cody!
That seems like a good stopping point for this round. Are you still with me? If you can take a little more come on back for part three of this catch-up. I promise to add some photos to it all too.