When we lose someone we love, like a sibling or close relative we no longer take life for granted. Death has a way of making us search for a deeper meaning in our own lives. We may ask ourselves if we are accomplishing the goals that we have set for ourselves. Have we tied up all the loose ends in our relationships, are we angry, bitter or still holding on to past hurts, pains? Did the deceased know that you loved him/her? .
My husband’s brother passed away on April 27th. We laid him to rest on May 20th. He was the best man at our wedding 2 years ago, he was a great father, an educator, an adventurer, a great friend and an awesome brother in law. He welcomed my friends and family to the island of #barbados
with open arms, he took the time to make them feel #special
and enjoy all of the #wedding
events. He lived out loud and he shared his passions and zest for life with everyone he met. .
He was an excellent #Ambassador
for Barbados, specifically the parish of St. Philip. This proud “”Philipine” boldly shared his culture as he explored the #world
and met new #friends
who he treated like #family.
he even managed to sneak my #brothers
away from the #wedding
festivities to give them a tour of some Barbados “hidden treasures”. He enjoyed life & he loved #people
We celebrated his life for the last 2 weeks by visiting his favorite places (Oistins, Q in the Community, Rice’s park, Martin’s Bay), hanging out with friends, eating the island cuisine that he enjoyed ( #breadfruit, #fishcakes, #snapper #dolphin,
mangoes, etc), participating in community events and savouring as many moments of his life as we could. He loved to #swim,
and referred to Miami beach as his second home,so we worked out there every morning. He would have been so proud of me for marching into the Sea with a #noodle
on my waist and holding onto my sister in law for dear life, lol. We decided not to focus on what we lost in his death but to cherish what we gained from the example he set by living in the moment! His #enthusiasm
for life was so contagious, that we decided to push past our tears and just enjoy our memories of his life. .
I'm sure Sydney’s absence will be heavy in our li