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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My Dear Brother....

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My Mom, My Brother, and Keagan
 

Today was a rough one. The roughest. I didn't know I could cry so many tears. My dear sweet brother left this earthly life and is now in his heavenly home. This post is just my thoughts to my brother. They're raw and from my heart. Philip you will always be Phibble to me. You are my big brother, my defender, my friend. I love you!

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Oh my sweet brother. Today the world changed...my world changed...because you are no longer in it. You are home with our Heavenly Father, doing his work and being an angel. While on this Earth, you showed me strength and courage. Dear brother you showed me the importance of family and sticking together through thick and thin. I was your shadow...watching your every move. You made mistakes, but you taught me from those mistakes. You were my protector. You may have picked on me a wee bit, but if someone else tried to pick on your little sister you showed them who was boss. My heart breaks today brother because I had to say goodbye to you. I had to say goodbye far too soon then I would have liked. You were an uncle, a son, a friend, my brother. I love you always and forever. I know that God has a plan and although this part I am walking through now hurts more then I ever thought was possible, I know where you are right now is a glorious place. A place where you will meet God and have the Savior wrap his loving arms around you. This brings me so much joy to know that my loving Savior is with you. You were not alone when you left this life. You were accompanied by angels....angels that guided you into the next life. I have a testimony of God's plan for us. It is not always an easy journey to be on. There are bumps and stumbles, but we get back up and we persevere. I know this grief will soon pass....or at least dull as the days go on. I know that the ache I feel, my Savior felt in the Garden of Gethsemane. Brother I love you always and forever. I will hold the fort down while you are gone. Till we meet again Philip.


XO Danielle

69 comments:

  1. My heart aches for you and your family. You are in my thoughts. Julia X

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

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  3. Awwwwwww, Danielle. I am so sorry for your loss. I understand your loss. My sister, at the young age of 38, passed away unexpectedly. It was very painful and I cried--a lot. Like you I had my Faith to help console me. It would definitely have been too much to bear if I had not been able to believe she was with Jesus. The words from a song come to mind "On Christ the Solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand...." Hold tightly to those words and they will help you through this difficult time. What a beautiful tribute to your brother. God Bless you and your family during this painful time.

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  4. So sorry to hear about your lose. Keeping you & your family in my thoughts & prayers.

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  5. This is a beautiful tribute. I am so very sorry for your loss, Danielle.

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  6. 'm so sorry for your loss Danielle. God is with you.

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  7. I am so sorry for your loss Danielle. I hope your memories of your sweet brother bring you peace and comfort.

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  8. I used to drive you to church on Sunday. Your mom's picture tugged at my heart. So so sorry you are going through this. I hope your happy memories get you through.

    Patti

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  9. God Bless Danielle. I know you are hurting so much now but let the Savior carry you. Take care!

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  10. Oh my goodness. I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

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  11. May God bless you & give you peace and comfort during this time. I'm sorry for your loss.

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  12. I am so sorry to hear this. Squeeze your littles extra tight. They will help. Find comfort that you have the knowledge in His plan and will one day be reunited. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Much love, Jaime

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  13. I am so sorry for the loss of your brother to your whole family. My prayers are with you all.

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  14. I am so so sorry sweetie. Will pray for you <3

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  15. Prayers your way... I lost my brother 2 months ago.. I could have written this too...

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  16. I'm so sorry for your loss Danielle. Cling tight to your family and cry as much as you need to.

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  17. As I read your post,I cried because it came from your heart and there was so much love for your brother and God.

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  18. I am so sorry friend. This was a wonderful post to your brother. Hold on to the many memories and feel the comfort of your family and friends. Sorry for your loss. Praying for you in the days and months ahead. ((HUGS))

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  19. My grandpa just passed away as well. I am heartbroken and in sorrow but know that he is in a better place! I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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  20. Oh wow, I am so sorry to hear this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  21. Hugs to you, Danielle! So sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Thinking of you and your family~

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  22. I am so sorry for your loss Danielle. My prayers go out to you and your family.

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  23. I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Thoughts and prayers for all of you!

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  24. So very, very sorry... May God's love be with you and your family.

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  25. So sorry for your tremendous loss. I totally understand your pain, as I lost my sister and best friend when she was just 48. God gets us through. Place your sorrow in His hands. May God bless you and your family sweety. Cheryl in IN

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  26. My condolences! May our heavenly Father comfort you and your family.

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  27. I am so, SO sorry for the loss of your brother. I simply can't even imagine. Sending so many prayers!

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  28. I am so sorry for your loss! Losing someone so dear hurts so deeply! Praying for you and your family!

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  29. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. I too, lost a brother, 22 years ago, due to a sudden illness. He was only 21. It hurts. A lot. It's hard, Very hard. My faith is what got me through, and it will get you through this too. I hope you can find that comfort and peace that only the Savior can bring.

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  30. I'm so very sorry for your loss. I, too, can't imagine losing a sister or brother. Taker care. Many prayers are coming your way.

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  31. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. I just lost my youngest brother 2 weeks ago. It has been a very difficult time for me.

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  32. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I just lost my youngest brother 2 weeks ago. I am having a difficult time with it.

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  33. I am so sorry. You will get through this with your Heavenly Father. Your in my prayers!

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  34. So incredibly sorry for your loss.

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  35. so so sorry for your loss. May you continue to know the love, comfort and hope of our Heavenly Father xx

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  36. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!

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  37. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  38. I know all too well the pain you are feeling, and nothing any of us can say will stop the hurt, but perhaps this will ease your heart a bit. Long story short, I lost my cousin and bestfriend, Debra, this past may at 39 years old. Debra has a wonderful Husband, beautiful 15 year old daughter, and a 13 year old son with a very rare disease, causing him to be severly disabled, but still a loving young man, with a godly heart. The morning after her passing, we all flocked to their home. Everyone was in a daze, struggling to be strong for her children. Her son, sensing how I was struggling, put his little arms around me, and told me "to be absent from the body is to be present with the lord" I hope this brings you a bit of comfort.
    Heather

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  39. What a wonderful thing you have done to remember your brother with such sweet words. The loss of a loved one is especially hard and like the many others here, I offer my condolences. Know that you have many thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

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  40. May you be blessed with peace during this difficult time. My sincere condolences.

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  41. So sorry for your loss! My thought and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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  42. I'm so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family during this time. You all are in my prayers.

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  43. I am so sorry for your loss, Danielle. <3

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  44. Oh Danielle! My heart is breaking for you and your family! "Heavenly Father, bring a comfort that can only come from you straight to Danielle and her family members right at this moment. Give them peace and wrap your loving, comforting arms around them."

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  45. I am so sorry to read about your brother. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  46. Someone wise once said to me when I was grieving a loved one... "Everyone has a light. Some shine brighter than others and because of that, they tend to burn out a little quicker...". I wish you peace.

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  47. Sorry to hear about your brother! :(

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  48. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

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  49. Sending all my hugs and prayers for you and your family

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  50. So very sorry for your loss.

    I've had several deaths in my family & these verses from the Bible have always brought me comfort:

    Revelation 21:4 (death & mourning done away with);
    John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15 (the wonderful hope of the resurrection);
    Ecclesiastes 9:5,10 (the condition of the dead awaiting resurrection); and
    Psalm 37:9-11, 29; Proverbs 2:20-22 (the beautiful hope of the future paradise on earth once again).

    Keeping a Bible close at hand to read, relying on my Grand Creator & Almighty Instructor (Psalm 83:18), & speaking with him daily in heartfelt prayer gives me the will to go on.

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  51. Aww, I'm so sorry and my heart hurts for you. I'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  52. Oh my. No words. Anyone with a brother knows the special sent-from-above bond between a brother and a sister. I cannot even imagine. My heart aches for you. So very sorry for you and your family, for your loss.

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  53. oh Danielle and family I am so sorry to hear this! prayers, hugs and peace that only He can give y'all! I pray that you feel when Abba wraps y'all in His loving arms and comforts you thru such a hard time.

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  54. Oh heavens, my dear! I wish you and your family the best. I simply cannot imagine your pain and loss.

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  55. I am so sorry, Danielle. My heart is aching for you. I have lost close loved ones and know the hurt and pain that comes with experiencing that. Please know that you and your family have been in my prayers. May you find comfort in the precious memories you hold of your brother and in knowing that he is at peace with our Savior's loving arms surrounding him. Hugs to you.

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  56. I know that it is crazy, but I feel as if I know you on a personal level. I am praying for you and your family. I am so sorry.

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  57. Condolences to you and your family...

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  58. I am just so sorry, Danielle. Peace be with you and your family.

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  59. Danielle, I'm sorry to hear the sad news that your brother passed away. Further more sorry to hear of the news out of Vegas from Tuesday night. I hope all is well in your world.
    Miss you!

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  60. I'm sorry for your families loss. You lost a brother here on earth but heaven gained an angel. I'll pray for you and your family.
    "The Lord giveth, and The Lord taketh away. Blessed be the Name of the Lord." Job 1:21

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  61. I am so sorry to hear of your recent loss....my family is keeping you and your family in our daily prayers.

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