Sunday… July 4. It started off like any other day. Normal. Then a call came at 9.40 in the morning. It was my niece saying that her dad was going to be hospitalized. And that my sister had called an ambulance. We rushed to the hospital where doctors were trying to resuscitate Dileep (my brother-in-law). By 11 AM we were told that it was all over. It was so sudden and so shocking that we’re still numb from the loss of a family member who was such an affectionate husband/father/son-in-law, brother-in-law, and much more.
It was a sudden cardiac arrest that snatched him away from us. My heart goes out to my sister and her three children aged 15,13, and the youngest, who’s 2 years & 5 months. Everyone’s trying to cope with the loss but it’s hard…It was too sudden, and too soon. Dileep was only 49. The family is together now at this difficult time. It was only last month that we had got together for my father’s last ritual. As we grieve, we can’t help thinking about the “ifs” and the “whys”. I hope God gives strength to my sis to carry on…..
Dileep was a wonderful human being. A dentist by profession, he married my sis (a doctor) 17 years ago. He loved to travel and photography was his passion. He exercised regularly and watched his diet. It’s hard to think that such a person could go so soon. As for his son who came just two years and five months ago, he’s perplexed that whoever took his dad away hasn’t sent him back till now….
The photo above is of the Orange Jasmine, the only white blooms in my garden now. Regular readers of this blog might remember the pictures of blooms I had posted from my sister’s garden.
I hope to visit you all soon although posting might not be regular now.