Sienna and I just got back from Hawaii, to pay our final respects to my God Father, and Uncle, Salvador Jr. Mendiha. It was a sad but also happy time for us. In going back home to Hawaii, I was able to introduce Sienna to many of her relatives, most who only saw her as a baby. She also had time to get to know her cousins from Arizona, who were also visting to attend the funeral.
I will always remember my Uncle's good humor and smiling face. Although he never had children of his own, he was always so kind and gentle to his newphews and nieces. And he was always asking aboutmy daughter, Sienna, whenever I spoke with him on the phone. In fact, the last time we were in Hawaii, we stopped to say "hi" to him at his apartment. When he saw that Sienna was there in the car, he quickly went in his apt., and returned with a doughnut (long john) for her. It's hard to believe that he is gone, as it always is, when it is a loved one. And it always make you appeciate the ones that are still here and makes you rethink about your life and how you are living it.
Saying goodbye is always hard, but believing that one day you will be reunited, makes it a little easier.
So, again I will say ~
Goodbye Uncle Jr.,
I love youand will miss you!
And Thanks for the doughnuts!