Today I lost my Uncle Ruben. He was more than the creator of my nickname, "Shanni Pooh." He was the contagious carrier of happiness and love. I'm at a loss for words, while at the same time there are too many things whirling around in my mind.
I've been listening to this song to keep me calm. I will rejoice in the fact that we will meet again, "one sweet day."
I did not get to say goodbye in person, but I did get to spend the last few days in his home-state of California. I look forward to spending time with my family and celebrating his life. I've had an Earthly loss, but a heavenly gain.
Te quiero, Tío Ruben.