One of the reasons I’ve not been posting this week has to do with a few reasons. One, I’ve been out a lot this week, seeing former workmates, going out for dinner, watching the Jays win in extra innings, and posting to the blog hasn’t really been a huge priority.
The other reason was the bad news yesterday. My cousin Derek has died.
To explain, Derek was born in 1989 with a twin named Alex. They were both born with very extreme cases of cerebral palsy.
Unfortunately, Derek passed away Thursday night.
This being said, Derek is now in a better place and is no longer in pain. He was in pain, quite literally, since the moment he was born, and it wasn’t the kind of dull pain that people can get used to easily. It was awful, terrible pain.