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Thursday, October 6, 2011

My Heart is Broken

My oldest brother, Terry, died Tuesday afternoon from an apparent massive heart attack. He had just finished fishing and his boat drifted out in the water. He swam to get it and while climbing in the boat he yelled at his fishing buddy and then fell in the water and never came up.
Growing up my brothers and I were very close. Each one of them played a special role in my life. Terry was my big brother. When something went wrong, Terry fixed it. Even as adults, I still called Terry when something went wrong. He always made me feel safe. And now I can't call him anymore. Words can never explain how much I hurt. I know I am grown and married and I love my husband and kids with all my heart. But Terry has always been there and now he's not. I don't know what to do and I don't know how to deal with this. It has only been 2 years since my other brother, Buster, died and it seems as if everyone is leaving. I know this happens but it doesn't make it any easier. Please keep me in your prayers and pray for his kids and grandkids. The only consolation to any of this is that he was doing what he loved best, fishing. I am thankful that I still have my younger brother, Mike.
Here is a picture of Terry, me and Mike that was taken last Christmas. This will be the last picture I will ever have of Terry.
Terry, I love you and miss you.

26 comments:

Old Road Primitives said...

Hi Valerie, Sorry to hear about your brother! I will be keeping you and Terry's family in my prayers! Hugs, Kim

Phyllis said...

I am so sorry for your loss.
Hugs to you..Phyllis

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Valerie, my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Terry will always be a part of your life, just in a different way. Praying God comforts you at this time of need.
Blessings,
Jean

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

So sorry to hear about your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

NancyD said...

Thinking about you and your family, Valerie. You know my heart is with you all.

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

Valerie, sending hugs and prayers your way. I am very sorry for your loss.

Carmen at Primcats said...

My deepest sympathies. I'm so sorry.

Carmen and the Primcats

basketsnprims said...

Oh, I am so sad to read this and I am so very, very sorry. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
hugs,
pam

Angela said...

So sorry to hear this. You and your brother's family will be in my prayers. Sending a big hug your way
Angela

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

OH Valerie, I am sooo sorry to hear about the passing of your big brother..I will pray that you are comforted in this sad time and that your heart will heal..

Maureen said...

I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, Val

The Moonlit Stitch said...

I am so sorry for your loss-bless your heart-sending up a prayer for peace for you! ~*~Lisa

Brenda said...

I am so sorry Valerie for your loss!! My thoughs and prayers are with you and the family!!

Brenda

Vicky said...

I'm so sorry, Valerie. When they happen so fast like that it's hard to find closure. I hope you can it through the embracing comfort of our Heavenly Father's love. You and your family have my prayers.
Lovingly,
Vicky

The Old Cupboard Door said...

My deepest heartfelt consolations to you and your family, to Terry's children and grandchildren. I pray God will be your comfort and help during this journey of grief.

~willa~

yorkie's primitives said...

Thanks everyone. I really appreciate all of you and welcome your prayers. I really need them right now, Valerie

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Oh Valerie. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear brother. Never forget that he is still with you in a different way though.
Peace,

Patti

Carol said...

My you find peace and love to comfort you and your family at this time.
Carol

artistamyjo said...

So deeply sorry for your loss.
In time the pain will fade some but you will always have those wonderful memories, treasure them.
Hugs

TheCrankyCrow said...

I am so very sorry Valerie - had a sorrowful time for you. Praying that you find peace and comfort in his memories and healing and faith for the pain....Hugs ~ Robin

Theresa said...

Very sorry for your loss.

Cave Creek Primitives said...

Valerie, I'm so sorry for your loss. You will keep him in your heart with the wonderful memories that you have. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Hugs, Laura

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Hi Valerie.
I am very sorry to hear of this news.
My sincere condolences to you and your family at this time.
Janet

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hello, Valerie,
Oh my God, I'm so sorry for your loss. It was so sudden. That's one thing that makes it so hard. I hope you find love and strength from your husband, lean on him. Pray and you will find the strength to get through this somehow in time. I will be thinking of you.
Warm Regards,
Susan

Jody said...

I just happened on this blog, and when I read this, tears immediately came to my eyes, I can't imagine losing MY brother. My heart is broken for you, I am so sorry... The only way you can deal with this is one day at a time. My prayers are with you.

paperpest said...

My condolences