Sunday, June 8, 2008

Absent-Many Reasons...

I know I've been absent; we've got a lot going on lately.

My uncle Ronnie passed away on Friday.

His visitation and funeral on Saturday and today meant paying last respects as well as sharing memories with my many, many (did I say many???) cousins. There are seventeen of us first cousins. From us came 33. This doesn't include spouses.

Some of them I haven't seen since my own father's funeral nine years ago. Others, longer than that. Pretty sad when you realize that we all live within an hour's drive from one another.

My dad had eight siblings-five sisters and three brothers. All the uncles are gone now.

Rest in peace, Uncle 'Ronnie'.

My youngest son has been going through Early Intervention assessments and evaluations for the past couple of weeks. We had his IFSP meeting on Thursday. To make a long story short....the phrase "Autism Spectrum" was used. *Sigh* I'm sure I'll have much more to say about this in a later post. Right now I'm just trying to wrap my head around it. I have to say, I'm not shocked. Maybe denial is a better description. It seems like an awful lot to be heaped upon one sweet little boy.

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