you are looking out for your daddy here.
oh kendall bug…. we have heavy hearts today. shortly after midnight, your great-uncle doug passed away after a long 3 year fight with leukemia at the age of only 45. it is bittersweet; he was in so much pain these past few months, but we are sure going to miss him. he was your papa’s younger brother & wyatt & lukas’s dad. i have many memories of him, but one of my favorites is when he & his wife at the time, cari, took me hunting up at my grandma & papa’s property in gladwin. he was always a really fun uncle to have growing up. i used to spend a lot of time with them when i was younger & it just makes me so sad to know that he is gone. i didn’t see as much of him the past few years & i guess that just means that i took time for granted – especially knowing he was sick. and this isn’t the first time i’ve done that – we have lost 4 family members on papa’s side of the family in just 5 years. i have so many childhood memories with these family members – like bonfires & picking up endless mountain dew bottles for deposit money for papa at your great-uncle steve’s, spending the night at grandma louise & papa stan’s, & have having heart to heart conversations with great-uncle doug. i’m having a hard time knowing that as my little family grows, there are people that i can’t share you guys with, because they’ve passed away.
at least i know that great-uncle doug was happy with his new wife, laura, & aside from being so sick, he still put a lot of life into the last few years. he was loved by many, had love for so many, and every time he saw you, his eyes lit up with love. xox mama