Walker- Vietnam August 22, 2010
Homesick and Emotional
"Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action."
I was finally able to hear from home today and although it was on unfortunate terms, it was nice to hear from "home." My uncle Mike said his goodbyes at the age of 47 and continued his journey on the 19th of August 2010. From what I understand, "he was a tough fighter, but there just wasn't any fight left," -Big Jim. As much as he will be missed here, I take comfort knowing he will be joining my Papa, my uncle Gary, and Grandma. My heart breaks that I am so far from home and can't be with my family during times like these, but that's a risk every traveler takes when they commit to such an adventure. It's not always good times, there are sacrifices and many hard nights when you get so homesick you think tomorrow you are just going to hop on a plane headed straight for home. Then, tomorrow comes and you realize that you are stronger than that and can push through another day. Regardless, in addition to my strep throat, I've caught the homesick bug and probably won't be able to shake this one off in a day or two.
My heart goes out to the Walkers, and all family members (who always get left out because we assume that everyone is a "Walker" in the clan), and everyone at home. I love you. I wish I was there.
Rest In Peace Uncle Mike