Today I must go back to work, I have called out for 2 days to aattend my Uncle's funeral, and to be with my family, on top of 2 days off from working this weekend. I can't believe that it's only been 3 days since I got that 3AM call. It seems like forever has passed.
Today I must go to work. I have no plans for New Years except for tonight (hopefully) and tomorrow (definitely) I will go to shul so I can say Kaddish for my Uncle. I know I'm not supposed to, or rather I'm not obligated to say Kaddish for an Uncle, but my Uncle's mother, and also my Aunt wanted to have someone do it besides them, someone to do it on a regular basis this year, they were going to make a donation to an organization to have it done. I volunteered, so as to have a family member say Kaddish on a regular basis, as I am one who attends Shul on a regular basis. My Uncle's mother was grateful and happy to know this. It also helps me to know that I can do this for my Uncle and my family, that Kaddish will be said that his soul might rest in peace.
I will also be spending the rest of the weekend with my family as they conclude their Shiva period.
Also, many have asked me if there is a charity that they could send a donation to in my Uncle's name. My Aunt has chosen St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, a wonderful and worthy cause.
A Happy New Year to you all.