Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Very Personal Post

Me and my brother... Christmas 2004

I'm not sure that I have ever shared this information on my blog, but I am compelled to post today because it is a very difficult day for me and my parents, niece and family.

One year ago today, my brother committed suicide. One year ago today was the worst day of my life. One year ago today, I lost my only sibling. One year ago today, I watch my parents lose a child and witnessed the heartwrenching pain they would endure.

This past year has been difficult. My brother left behind a beautiful 10 year old daughter. She misses her daddy.

Today, I will spend the day with my parents and try to get through the day as best we can. Please say a prayer for us.

I'll be back in a day or two with some cards to share.


Joana said...

[[[[[Hugs ))))) to you and family ,
you all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Christy said...

I am so sorry you and your family had to go thru that. Will keep you all in my thoughts.

Sammi said...

Oh Monica! I am so sorry! *hugs*
I am definitely praying for you and for your family! I am praying for strength and comfort for you all!

Lisadwb said...

I am so sorry. I pray for peace for all of you.

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh Monia, I am so sorry! I will be thinking of you and your family today and wishing you comfort together! Hugs, Kelly

mudmaven said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ~chris

Scrappin and Yappin said...

Monica, I know the firsts are always the hardest. But you are strong and you will get through today supporting each other.
As always, I keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Love ya,

Janet said...

sending lots of hugs to you and your family!!!

Macpurp said...

I am sorry for you & your family's loss.

Suicide is hard to deal with for many reasons.
I hope you found comfort in each other today.

I hope you all find some peace xx

TCake said...

Thinking of you & your family Monica....draw comfort with the ones that you love & remember the years that you shared not the year that you have lost. with much love Teresa x

Monique said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Heather "Hev" said...

I am sorry to hear your sad news :(

But I am sure you have a lifetime of wonderful memories which will always help you smile during the rough times.

Emma said...

Oh Monica I just cannot find the right words. My thoughts and love are with you all. Hugs Emma.x

mochamama said...

There are no words that will ever bring peace to that empty, painful and broken part of your hearts!
This has been a past year of living through all 'The Firts'without your brother. I can't even begin to imagine your pain. Just know that for those of us reading your story we feel your heartache and we are holding you in our thoughts and hugging you in our prayers!

kim-paperbabe said...

God Bless you Monica, I can't begin to imagine what you have gone trough the last year, My thought and heartfelt prayers are with you! xxx

Anki said...

Our prayers are with you. It is so hard to loose someone like this. I have had friends who lost their close ones leaving kids behind. It leaves so many questions and I can only imagine how every day is a struggle to keep you going. We will be thinking of you. Love from Sweden - Anki

Christine Riley said...

Oh Monica, I'm so sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!
Hugs, Christine