Uncle DelRoy was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this year. It's been a very long and hard road for his wife, Alease and his family. But he's improving a little at a time. Before my parents went to the MTC, DelRoy and Alease came to visit between Conference sessions.
Here's my mom and DelRoy. They have always gotten along fabulously. My mom likes to tell us kids that the two of them have never fought. Ever. I think she liked to try to convince us that it was possible for siblings not to fight and that we should be like them. We figured that we'd all already fought, so we'd ruined our chances already. :)
Dad and Alease, on the other hand, make up for Mom and DelRoy not fighting. They have a relationship full of playful dislike. Even when Dad was coming out of the anesthetic after his triple bypass, Aunt Alease came in and said hi and he responded with something like, "Oh no! What are you doing here?!" When he fully woke up, he didn't even remember her coming in. But we all secretly know that they really enjoy each other's company. And now we have proof! Here they are hugging for a picture. See? Dad even is squeezing her shoulder and pulling her in! We caught them hugging like that when they said goodbye and we pulled out the cameras. Dad didn't want to redo it for a picture. He tried very hard to get out of it saying that it'd end up on the Internet and everyone would see it! Well Dad, you were right. :D