- 3 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
Oh, bees. I just got a RSVP from my Uncle that says that he won’t be able to come to the wedding. He lives about 500 miles away, so I figured this would be the case, but with the RSVP he sent a letter, and the letter is what’s bumming me out.
Background is that this is my uncle by marriage, and he was married to my Dad’s sister. My Aunt passed away from Alzheimer’s (very young – she was only 54 when she passed away). Obviously, this period of time was super sad for my Uncle and so we (mysef and my fam) were super pumped when he met another lady after my Aunt passed and they got married. He deserved some happiness and a good companion. But the problem is that my Uncle sent me a letter with his RSVP saying that the reason why he can’t come to my wedding is because his new wife doesn’t want anything to do with my Aunt and her family. So, basically I got a letter telling me that my Uncle can’t be a part of my life anymore.
I just can’t figure out why his new wife would feel this way – the last time I saw her I was around 18 or 19 and I remember being excited to see her and happy to meet her. And I just wish my Uncle had just said that she is being silly with this kind of desire and that my Aunt’s family is part of his life, she’ll have to put her big-girl underwear on and get over it. But maybe… maybe HE doesn’t want to be a part of our lives any more and he just feels its safer to say it’s his wife rather than him.
Anyway, it just bums me out. I basically just lost an Uncle that I spent all of my childhood Christmases and summers with and DUDE… it hurts. 🙁