In Memoriam for our Nephew: KD Lang singing Hallelujah, 2/03/13 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #355)

Our grown nephew died suddenly and unexpectedly Saturday morning from an undiagnosed health condition. He was a loving husband and a doting father of a young daughter who was Daddy’s girl.  He was a son.  And he was our nephew.

When I first married into the family, our nephew was a little shy and just into his twenties.  But he was always nice and helpful to all–especially to his mom, his grandpa, and to his great aunt.  Then later on, my husband even employed our nephew for many years in the small retail store that my husband managed.  Then our nephew fell in love and started his own family–and busy lives and living in different cities took its toll.  We wished that we had seen more of he and his family in the last couple of years. But now it is too late, because he is no more.

Our nephew was a good man–not a great man of great deeds, just a solid every day fellow. He was a nice man who died too soon.  The world is made up of every day nice men like him–important to those who know them.   But now, the world is less one good and nice man–and we mourn him.

This lovely video is for our nephew:

“K.D. Lang sings Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah” in a video by oneandonlyck

Our lives are but a short span–and the people we love pass in and out of it.  Love each other each day, be generous with hugs, and don’t stint on telling people you love them.  You may not get another chance to do so.

P.S.  And Ladies, please pester your man/relative to get medical attention when they don’t feel well.   Generally, the men I have known–including my hubby–are too stoic for their own good.  A general rule of thumb is if they are complaining about feeling poorly, then it is something to be attended to by a doctor because it might be the harbinger of something more serious.  And health conditions found early can often be healed or cured.

And fellas, please take care of yourselves, your families need you. This goes for ladies, too.

About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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28 Responses to In Memoriam for our Nephew: KD Lang singing Hallelujah, 2/03/13 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #355)

  1. judiang says:

    I’m so so sorry Grati. My condolences to you and your family. Take care, hon. *hugs*


  2. phylly3 says:

    I am very sad to hear about your family’s loss. It is even worse when young children are left without a father. Thanks for the song. K.D. Lang’s version of this song is truly inspirational.


  3. fedoralady says:

    Grati, I am truly sorry to hear of this loss. We lost a nephew very suddenly a few years ago at the tender age of 22. In Jeff’s case, health issues from birth did not give him a long life expectancy, but he had beaten the odds so many times, it was easy to forget that. And you are right about men and stoicism. My husband walked around for more than a week with a leg broken in two places. We need to prod them from time to time.

    We’ll keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.


  4. jazzbaby1 says:

    Love to you and your family, Grati.


  5. Teuchter says:

    Grati my dear. My heart goes out to you and your family at this sad time and I weep with you. To lose someone is always hard but doubly so when the death is sudden, unexpected and the loved one so young. Be assured that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    I don’t think anyone sings Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah better than K.D. She sang it here in Vancouver at the Winter Olympics in 2010 and it was very moving, so I can understand why you chose it.


    • Dear Teuchter,
      Thank you for your lovely note. He was only 44, still with much life left to live. We still can’t quite wrap our minds around that he is gone. KD Lang’s rendition of this song is very moving and heartfelt.
      Hugs, Grati


  6. Xenia says:

    Peace and Love to you and your family now and always. Remember to say YES to life every day.


    • Hi Xenia,
      Thank you for your kind note. Viewing life as a gift is always at the top of my list. And when we lose someone we care about, it reminds us to cherish every moment.
      Hugs, Grati


  7. Fabi says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Grati. You and your family are in my prayers. I hope you find some peace today. (((hugs)))


  8. aj daisy says:

    Such sad news. Thinking of you and your family. You will be in my prayers.


  9. Ania says:

    I’m sad for your loss, Grati. My thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow. * Hugs *


  10. Servetus says:

    Condolences for your loss. I hope that good memories (eventually) console you.


  11. Herba says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Grati and I know that words often don’t help in such situations but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!


  12. april73 says:

    I’m so sorry for this loss. All my condolences to you and your family. Love and hughs…


  13. katie70 says:

    Grati, I am sorry for you and your families loss. I will keep you in my prayers. Katie


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