Uncle Chris was the uncle of my ex-husband. Not everyone in the family accepted me right away, whether it was the color of my skin, or my classical music background. Uncle Chris was the exception. He always made me feel welcomed and loved. I learned yesterday that he had passed away.
He was a big, teddy bear of a man when I first knew him, though in later years he lost a lot of weight and started working out. His heart was as big as ever.
I may no longer be married to his nephew, but I will always have a soft spot for Uncle Chris. It was he that was the first of the family to visit my dad in the hospital after a heart issue. I was so relieved to see him! He knew what was important in life. He loved his family, which included even me and my dad. He really liked dad. Now they can chat ’til their hearts’ content! God bless you, Uncle Chris!