On Friday afternoon I found out my aunt, uncle (my mom's brother), cousin's husband and other cousin's long time girlfriend were killed in a plane crash. My aunt and uncle were on their way to their vacation home for the long holiday and had brought my two cousin's spouses with them. My uncle's plane had some sort of mechanical failure.
This has been the longest weekend of my life. This does not happen in real life, this only happens in movies. My cousin Amy lost her husband and both parents. She has three little kids to raise on her own. My other cousin Bryan, lost his parents and his long time girlfriend. He was heading up later in the day while my cousin Amy was going on a girls vacation which is why she did not go up with her husband.
As each day goes by, it becomes more real. Everyone has been gathered at Amy's house. She told the two older kids who are 5 and 7, I don't think they really understand. The 12 month old has no clue. Amy is such a rock. It is amazing how strong she is right now. This family was so close and for this to happen is so devastating. As I look around the room, I just see blank faces. Everyone is affected. I have not been able to really grieve yet. I keep on trying to ignore it, hoping that I will wake up and it will all be a dream. Can not believe this happened.