Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Worst Part About Traveling

The worst part about traveling far away from your home is certainly the distance between you and your family, be it physical distance or emotional distance.  Since we left America back in September, Laura and I have both had several family members die, some suddenly and some after long battles with cancer.  We have lost three Grandparents [Laura’s Grandfather Frank and my Grandparents Irv and Edie], and Laura’s Uncle Bob after battling pancreatic cancer for several years.

My Grandparents were married for 62 years and my grandfather's funeral is today a little more than two weeks after my grandmother's.  I snapped this photo of them last Father's Day at their home in Wisconsin.

When I saw my Grandfather over the Christmas holiday I had a pretty good idea that I wouldn't see him again as he was in hospice at the time.  My Grandmother's death was more sudden and I am so glad that I was able to see her this holiday season and got to take part in Lefse Day 2012.  Here's the video I made of the experience and although she didn't make it on camera in the video itself, it is dedicated to her.

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