Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hard Week

I am sorry that I have not been around the past weeks time.  It has been a hard week for sure.  It all started last Wednesday morning when we received a call that my brother had been taken by ambulance to the ER.  He had went unconscious and we did not know if her was alive or dead and 6 hours away.  My mother and I waited by the phone to trying to prepare for horrible news.  

The news was not horrible but was defiantly not good either.  Mom prepared to make a trip to Austin to be by his side.  The rest of the week and through the weekend was touch and go.  We would hear good news and then they would come back and give us bad news.  Long story short, my dear brother Bruce, at the age of 47, passed away Sunday morning.  He had a massive stroke and also suffered brain damage when he lost consciousness and was without oxygen until the ambulance got there.  

I will miss him greatly.  He was a Harley man through and through and drove 18 wheeler's for most of his life for a living.  He was 13 years older than me and as a child we were not very close because of that but as adults we were very close and I loved him so very much.  

This has been an extremely hard loss for my mom, 2 other brothers and I.  My dad is not his biological dad but had raised him from the time he was 5 years old for 17 years of marriage to my mom, so he was his "dad" and this has been very hard on him as well.  

I will miss him and have a hard time realizing that I will never hear his voice again or braid his hair or hug him.  BUT he did have health issues before this and suffered from a few other problems as well.  I know that God is holding him in His arms now and that he will never feel pain, sadness or anything like that again.  For that, I am so thankful.


This is me and my three brothers several years ago.  From left to right:  Me, Roger, Bruce and Bill.

Thank you for listening.  I have fell very behind on my blog reading and have decided that instead of wearing my self out trying to catch up to just clear my google reader and go on.  I hope I have not missed out on to much! Hopefully I will have a stitchy update next time!  Have a blessed week!
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24 comments:

valerie said...

So sorry to hear this sad news. Prayers to you and your family.

CalamityJr said...

Oh, CindyMae, I am so sorry. I'll be keeping you and your family in my prayers. Hope you feel the love your readers are sending your way.

AmyJo said...

((( Hugs))) I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. You and your family will be in our prayer's.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

So sorry to hear of your loss Cindy Mae. May you and your family find peace and comfort at this time.

Please take care.

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

So very sorry Cindy Mae, my sympathies to you and family. Wishing you Peace in the coming days...

Cindy's Stitching said...

Sorry to hear about your brother. He is the same age as me. So young. Sending prayers to the family.

Beauty Bonnet said...

Cindy, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I'm sending prayers for you and your amily and I hope you can find some peace and comfort knowing he won't know suffering anymore..

Ranae said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother, prayers are with your family at this difficult time
(((hugs)))

Rachel S said...

You have my deepest condolences. I hope the memories you have of him help get you through this time.

TammyK said...

So sorry to hear about your brother Cindy. (((hugs)))

Julie said...

So sorry to hear about your brother.

Joysze said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Cindy Mae. He sounds like a wonderful person. :)

Karen said...

So sorry for your loss! Hugs...

purplesunset24 said...

((HUGS)) I am so sorry to hear about your loss.

Carolyn NC said...

I'm so sorry, Cindy - so hard to deal with. Praying for you.

Xeihua (Sara) said...

So Sorry for your loss Cindy. My prayers are with you and your family. A HUGE HUG for YOU(())

Cindy Bishop said...

Oh Cindy i'm so sorry to hear the sad news about your brother prayers are with you.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Sorry to hear about your brother, he sounds like a great bloke. I hope they give him a proper biker send-off (((HUGS)))
I only rode pillion on a Harley once, but never forgotten. "If you have to ask then you wouldn't understand"!

Shelleen said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Oh Cindy HUGE HUGS! Things were touch and go with my Mum in September and really was afraid I was going to loose her at one point.

It must of been so hard being 6 hours away and not being able to rush to the hospital as is our instinct.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Ewa said...

I'm very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope that thoughts of him bring a smile to your face more often than tears to your eyes. *hugs*

Sandi said...

So sorry for your loss.

Wagapapa said...

Hi dear, I'm so sorry for you loss, it's very hard to lose a brother. My only brother died 3 years ago in a car accident and was so hard for me and although I will never forget him, now I am able to smile when I remember him.
Big hugs from here!

Mylene said...

So sorry to hear of your loss.
(((big hugs))