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SAD NEWS...by b. Malin
THE PHONE RINGS...
I received the news today...the kind of news that you know will be forthcoming...the kind no one wants to receive... It has come by Phone on this day. The Husband is calling us to say, that Mark, the son, of his wife, and our good friend, has passed away. She is unable to talk, and so he is the messenger. We talk in brief somber voices, details are in the works...the body is in Florida, and is to be flown back to Baltimore...he will call again with more information.
A form of Cancer has finally robbed Mark of his life...He was an adult male, with still a lot of living to do...He had gotten back with his "Lady" and his children, and we all prayed for a miracle...But it was not to be...He died last night, in his sleep...in her house in Florida. He was where he wanted to be...It's just a shame that Cancer was the catalyst, in bringing them together.
His mother is heartbroken, what mother wouldn't be...No parent wants to outlive their child... Yes he was an adult...but no matter how "adult" they are, they are still our children. He was her first born...So full of love...he knew how to make her smile and laugh...And her face always lit up when he called her on the phone. He was supposed to call her when he was ready to come home and die...The family, his sisters and mother were in Baltimore, while his brother lived near by in Florida. He had said he wanted his mother to be by his side...He would come home when he was ready to die...
But in the end, he was where he wanted to be...in Florida, with his lady and his son and daughter near...Death is never easy...He didn't want to die, he was finally a part of their lives. He had gotten that second chance to bond, to make amends, to make peace within.
Mark was taken much too soon...He will now go on a journey to the other side...He will be greeted by his Father and all that have passed before him. He will travel that path, that we will all travel someday...Rest in Peace Mark, Rest in Peace...