Today I got some disheartening news.  I found out that my Grandfather is suffering from advanced prostate cancer.  I know nothing about medicine, but that doesn’t sound good to me.  From what I understand, he is going to have surgery this week.  Until we hear the results of this, all we can do is pray for the best.  Making matters worse, my Grandmother isn’t doing to hot either.  She has a bad elbow and recently fell hurting herself.  She is in the hospital awaiting her second suregery.  Both of my hurting grandparents are my Father’s parents.

My grandparents live in Costa Rica.  Geography has kept me from having close relationships with family there.  In recent years, I have been able to communicate with them much more frequently thanks to technology, but my grandparents are old school, and never got into any of this.  But that’s no excuse for me to not call more often.  My Spanish being pathetic at best doesn’t help the situation.  Phone calls are difficult because of the communication barrier.  I regret not being a better Spanish speaker.

I have a trip to Costa Rica scheduled this summer.  Needless to say, it just got a lot more significant.  I want to get there as soon as possible and see them, along with all my other family.  No doubt there will be a good amount of soul searching on this trip.  In more ways than one.

-Dave Q.

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