That all changed yesterday.

My uncle, a very happy, healthy, hard working and loving man was diagnosed with cancer a while back and like most, it wasn’t something I really wanted to believe to be true… until yesterday.

My reality sat across the table from me at dinner last night- a man who was once the epitome of strength is now a man I hardly recognize. A man who knows that what’s left of his life, is amounted to a determined amount of days. What do I even say?…

This is an excerpt from the article Thursday Thought: Losing Someone You Love which originally appeared on