Monday, June 9, 2008

A Sister Missing Her Brother


Well, it is almost 1:30 in the morning here in Tennessee. I have cried so much, I can barely see. My heart is aching with deep sorrow. I cannot believe that my brother is gone, diabetes took him from me. I hurt so badly for his wife, and two children. I hurt for my sister, and my other brother. I hurt for all of his friends, he had so many friends. I hurt for my dad. God help them all through this season of mourning, please comfort their hurting hearts. God, I lost my momma two years ago, and now my big brother. Please help me to endure this pain, it hurts so much. I know he is with You, and I am so very thankful for that. But, I want my brother, I want to give him a huge hug, and tell him over and over how much I love him. I miss him, Father, I miss him. I love you big brother, now, and always.

42 comments:

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

praying for you Denise
HUGE HUGE HUGS to you all
Jen

Jenileigh said...

Lifting you all up in prayer. I am truly so very sorry for your loss dear one.

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Denise,
I am so terribly sorry for your loss and the pain you are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your brother and your entire family.

IRENE said...

Dear Denise, I am so sorry!
I shall be praying for you, and for your brother. God bless you.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

I have been praying for you, dear. I am so so sorry for your loss and more than that for your PAIN!! You do not need anymore pain in this life. You have to know that someday there is going to be no pain and no crying!! Oh for that day.

Sandy

Beth said...

Denise,

I am praying for you and your family. I am praying that you will find strength, comfort, peace and solace.

I am so sorry you are suffering.

Beth

Beth said...

Denise,

I am praying for you and your family. I am praying that you will find strength, comfort, peace and solace.

I am so sorry for your loss.

Beth

luvmy4sons said...

Oh Denise I am so very very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Hootin' Anni said...

Denise, I hold you in my arms, I hold you in my prayers, I hold you in my heart!!!

I lost a brother just a few years ago, and I know the turmoil, the questions, the sorrow, the hurt, the loss you're going through!!

May you find strength. And may your family be filled with the joyous times together that you had with your loved one. Hurt never goes away, but in time the good times will help you over this dreadful loss.

My prayers.

Amy B said...

Denise,

I am so sorry. I am praying for you and your family.

I can't imagine what you are going through but please know that I care and I'm praying for you.

Kim said...

Sweet Denise~
Know that I'm praying for you, and your entire family.

Praying that God's peace fills your soul today, and in the days to come. Rest in him.

Kim~

Mary said...

Denise,

Take comfort that your brother is in his heavenly home and you will see him again one day. However, that doesn't always ease the hurt. Mourning is a difficult process. Be sure to take your time and go through it.

My heart goes out to you. I have lost many loved ones and know how much you miss him.

May God send His angels to wrap you in their wings and bring you comfort and peace.

Blessings,
Mary

Donetta said...

My Sweet , Sweet Sister. Be Embraced.
Those who go on before us stand at the right hand of God ever interceding both day and night for us.
He will always be for you, loving you. Just a step away. Hold onto who you know and have known in him.
I know it is so very painful.
May love comfort you.

debbiewhitlock said...

My heart goes out to you and your family!

Janis said...

I am praying for you and your family, Denise. Take care of yourself.

Anonymous said...

Hi Denise,

This is Brian, Allison's Fiance. I just want you to know that you are in my prayers and my mother's prayers as well ... I know you have been through so much recently ... my heart goes out to you and your journal entry has brought tears to my eyes and my heart aches for you, as losing my grandparents recently, and also a cousin (to a sudden and totally unforeseen rupture in his heart), I know the hurt you feel of loss ... I admire you so greatly though, you seem to always remain so positive and your continued FAITH and trust in God is something that inspires me, I think without a doubt you have a stronger and better spirit than I would in certain situations ... and I am very Thankful for the friendship you have given Allison, you mean so much to her, she talks about you daily ... I had hoped to maybe take a road trip this summer to meet you, driving there, Allison and I had discussed that ... but with gas prices now that probably won't work now, but maybe we can fly out ... anyways, just know that you are close to my heart in prayer and I think of you warmly and think you are a wonderful person. You and your husband are in my prayers ... Christ's Love To You Both,
Brian
FriendsWithJC@yahoo.com

Tiffany Stuart said...

I am so sorry. Praying for God to comfort you and your loved ones.

Praying for you, Denise.

Tiffany

Tracy: said...

Praying for you right now. May you find comfort and peace that only our GOD can give.

Allison said...

(((((((HUGS FROM BRIAN AND I)))))

Mimi said...

Dear Denise,
I am praying for you during this time of deep sorrow...I know the loss of a sibling, and it does take time to come to grips with the loss..and the large hole left in your heart...
Be Encouraged,
Mimi

Amy said...

Dear Denise,

This is my first time here, but I want you to know that I am and will continue to lift you and this dear family in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.


In His Love, Amy

Daughter of the King said...

Oh I am sharing your grief and lifting you up in prayer....
there are no words, but I DO KNOW grief...my mom and younger brother went to Heaven 2 years ago and now I am another younger brother with brain cancer.
Denise...you too know grief...you just cry out to God, HE is big enough.....and keep writing when you can.
Deby

Melanie said...

Denise, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know I will be praying for you and all your family. May God comfort you and hold you close during this very difficult time.

Love you.

Talk..to..Grams said...

Dear Denise, I have praying for you. I am so sorry for your loss.We know he is in a good place but we still miss our loved ones so much. You will be in my prayers. Love and hugs, Grams

Linda said...

Sweet Denise,
I am so very sorry for your loss. There are simply no words. I pray the Father will fill your heart with His love and presence. I pray He will enfold you in His great arms of love and comfort you as only He can.
Sending you much love and prayers.

Melanie said...

Oh Denise, I am so sorry for your loss. So very sorry. I am praying for you and your family right now. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

((((hugs))))

Angie said...

Denise, I know your "inbox" will be flooded with the love that is being poured out with prayers lifted up to the Father---who knows all and sees all and CARES deeply about every need in your life. Know that each name and face on this page of comments is love in the body-of-Christ. Through your life and testimony for HIM you have so many that love you and are praying for you.
I love you dear Denise. I won't be emailing until you are ready for communication again---you need to rest!

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

Aw, honey, I'm so sorry. What a shock! Praying for your family's peace and for you to feel His presence.

Diane said...

I am so sorry for the sudden loss of your dear brother.
You have such a beautiful heart....it comes through in each of your words of concern for your sister-in-law, your nieces/nephews, your siblings, his friends, and your Dad.

The ache of this kind of loss is raw...and I will pray that God will give each of you His peace that passeth all understanding. May you rest in His care....when you feel too weary to walk. May you be reminded that God collects each of your tears--He hears your cry (Psalm 56:8).

I join so many of your blogging family who will be praying for you and yours during the coming days.

Diane

Sharon Brumfield said...

Love ya girl...and you know that I am praying.
((((hugs))))

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Bernadine said...

I'm praying that God will keep you as you go through this difficult time.

Lisa said...

Denise, I am so sorry! Please take care of yourself and get some rest! Please know many are praying for you!!
Love,
Lisa

Laurie Ann said...

Denise, still lifting you up in prayer. I'm so sorry. May the God of all comfort wrap His loving arms around you...

Sonya said...

Hello Sweet Friend:

You know I am not your blog but keep in touch every day. You and your entire family are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. He was only one year younger than my uncle that just passed away...he even looks a little like my uncle.

Love you much,
Sonya

Amanda B. said...

Denise,

I am so sorry, sweetheart. I have not been able to read much lately so I am just finding this out. I know your heart must be breaking...we sure do take for granted life until it is taken from us. I am so glad that he knew our Jesus and we must be sad for ourselves...but not for him. He is in a glorified body, free from the pains and trials of diabetes. I will pray for you to be comforted by our gracious Father and our best friend, Jesus...the God of ALL COMFORT!!! Keep praising and singing during this storm...it is the best healing that I have ever experienced. King David clearly demonstrated to us that the praising of God during our sorrow and the crying out to him through prayers and songs is a balm of ointment to our aching souls. I have grown to love your sweet and encouraging spirit here in cyberspace and I WILL PRAY FOR YOU I PROMISE!! You are Denise Sweetie to me...and I hate to hear of your hurting.

eph2810 said...

Oh, Denise - sweet one. I am so sorry to read about your great loss...

Lord of Heaven & Earth...I am lifting up my dear sister Denise to You tonight. Lord, give her comfort and peace at this time of mourning. Lord, give strength to the entire family as they are making arrangements to say the last good-bye. Lord, You are a God of comfort, strength and peace - I am trusting in Your mercy...In the precious name of our Lord and Savior, in Jesus' name I pray...Amen

Darlene said...

Luv and hugs, my dear friend, along with my prayers.

lori said...

Denise,
I am just heartbroken for you tonight. I will be praying for you and your family...for peace in this season...to be lifted in ways that you can feel....feel the loving arms of the Father.....
hugs to you and prayers...
trusting for His comfort.
peace and hugs,
lori

Vicki said...

I cried when I heard the news, Denise. Oh, what heartache you must be feeling, and the shock of hearing such news about your precious brother. Oh dear Jesus, be with Denise and her family in this sudden loss...comfort them in their pain.

{{hugs}}
V.

freetofly said...

Denise, I am so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Praying for your strengthening and comforting by the Holy Spirt. Praying that many good memories come to mind to give you peace.

xoxo,
Maria

Carol said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I, too, have diabetes so hearing this hits a little too close to home. I pray continued blessings on the rest of your family.