Yesterday I received an email from my Cousin letting me know that his mom died. I immediately felt sorry for him. I hope that he and his brother were both able to mentally prepare for this moment. Their mom had been sick with cancer for a while now and this was not a surprise.
All of my sorrow is for my cousins though. I did not know their mom. She and my uncle were both my godparents, which as a catholic is supposed to mean a lot, but after their divorce years and years ago I never saw her again. I only occasionally saw my uncle and was never close to him at all.
Nonetheless, I do hope that Mike and Brian are both able to deal with their grief in a healthy fashion, and know that I am here for them, for anything that they would need.