Monday, December 31, 2012

uncle peach

The day after Christmas we packed up and set off for the Georgia/North Carolina border to visit my mountain family. One of my favorite people in the whole world is Uncle Pete. He is the one that will help you do anything and come (wherever you are) if you need him. He is a huge help at every family function, has helped me move, and is an integral part in making any party, shower, wedding, reunion, a success. He is hospitable. He is so much fun to be around. He is somewhat of a Jeff Foxworthy and would not be offended by my saying that, I'm sure. He is one of those people with a personality that makes him larger than life. And he has a big heart.

Uncle Pete was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer a few weeks ago. Last Thursday (the day we left), he had his second round of chemo. The chemo treatment is once/week for 7 weeks. He has good days and not-so-good days, but he's got a great attitude and a strong support system. Aunt Kristie is his partner, coach, nurse, and number one cheerleader. The family has come together and sent more prayers up than imaginable. As one cousin put it, we are "flooding heaven."

Due to constant sickness between two little ones in the Buck house, it has been impossible for us to go up for a visit. But finally, on December 26th, we got to. Hannah loves her "Uncle Peach" and photos were a must.

These pictures are all blurry. It is impossible to get a clear shot with all the tickling and laughing...but I love it.

And on the ride home...

It was nice and quiet for a while. {Not much sleep going on in our bedroom overnight, so a nap was imperative.} And then they woke up...

but were happy for most of the ride home. All in all it was a good trip.

We love you Uncle Pete, Aunt Kristie and the rest of the family. Looking forward to our next visit soon!

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