I lost my brother this week...

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I lost my brother this week...

On Tuesday I got a call that my younger brother had passed away, it was unexpected, he was only 31. He is divorced with an almost 3yr old son, it has devastated our family. But I can say how thankful I am for my own large family at this time. I am the second of 8 children, and he was the third. I am sooo sooo grateful to have so many siblings to lean on at this time, there is always someone to talk to in my grief and to reminisce with.

He was adopted and was by blood my cousin, my mom adopted him from my aunt when he was 1. Unfortunately the two mom's have not talked in many years and this situation has not helped any, so there has been a lot of family drama, so what was already hard has become even more difficult. Please keep my family in your prayers.

Mostly though, I wanted to post to again say how grateful I am to come from a large family. Smile

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Rachel - I am sorry about the loss of your brother. He was too young. I agree with you, it's so nice to be part of a large family (I'm from a family of 6 kids)

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How sad!!

My T&Ps are with you all at this horrible time Sad


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rachel, i am so sorry for your families loss..........i'm very glad that you are finding comfort with your siblings......your in my thoughts and prayers ((((((((HUGS)))))))))

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Oh no Rachel how sad!!! He was so young! I am sorry! It is good to know that your large family is comforting to you in this difficult time. You will be in my thoughts. **HUGS**

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I've been thinking about you all week Rachel since I saw your sad news. I'm so glad you have your siblings to get you through this!

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Rachel, I am so sorry for your loss! Your family will be in my prayers.

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I am sure the large family is such a comfort during this time. Many prayers to you...

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I've been thinking of you since I heard the news, I am just so sorry & also sorry to hear about the family drama. I don't know why funerals always bring that out in people! Having a lot of siblings to lean on really is very comforting & I am so glad you have that right now.


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I am so sorry hun... (((((HUGS))))) Healing thoughts and prayers are winging their way to you and yours.

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I'm so sorry. Hugs and prayers for you and your family!

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((HUGS)) I'll be thinking of you! I'm so sorry for your loss.

Joined: 10/21/03
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{{{Hugs}}} I'm so sorry Rachel.

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I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I hope the drama ends. Sending hugs

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I am so sorry to hear about your brother. I am glad to know your family is close in this time of grief and healing.

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I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad you have your wonderful family to help each other through this difficult time.


T&P with you and your family.

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I'm so sorry Rachel :bigarmhug:

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending T&P your way...

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