July 21, 2007

A Death In the Family

My blogging will be sporadic, if at all, over the next few days. My brother, who I've written about on this blog, passed away suddenly yesterday. He was 57 years old. I'm heading up to Rochester to wrap up his affairs and hopefully give strength to his partner, as he did for me when my wife Bette passed away a few years ago.

I would appreciate your prayers, especially for Mike as he transitions into his new life without my brother.

17 comments:

  1. You are in my prayers this morning, Jim... Please take care.

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  2. Hey Jim,

    I am very sorry to hear this news. If you need anything, do not hesitate to ask.

    You are in my thoughts.

    Ron Hudson

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  3. My heartfelt sympathies to you, Mike and your family.

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  4. Jim, my thoughts are with you, and may God grant you all His peace through this time.

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  5. Jim,

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Peace,

    Michael

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  6. I'm so sorry for your loss, and Mike's, too.

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  7. Jim, along with many of your bog-standard Christian brothers and sisters, I offer up my prayers for you, Mike, and all your family.

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  8. Jim, I am so sorry for your loss. With others here I lift you and your family in prayer.

    Bene D

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  9. I am so very sorry to hear of your brother's death. Prayers for you and for Mike--be gentle with yourselves.

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  10. “Lord our God, through your mercy and grace and love for humanity, give eternal rest to your servant who now sleeps in the protection of the Holy Resurrection, and make his memory eternal.”

    + Memory eternal. + Memory eternal. + Memory eternal.

    Our sympathy and prayers for you all.

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  11. Bless you, Mike, and your family as you pass through this to something beautiful.

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  12. Great blog! I just added you to my blogroll at qlipp.com.

    Eric
    eric@qlipp.com

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  13. You and Mike are in my prayers. I am sorry.

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  14. Peace be with you and yours

    Leonardo Ricardo

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  15. Jim,
    Brenda just told us today and since our internet is down these days, I didn't read this until now. Erica and I are so sorry to hear of your brother's passing. We were privaledged to meet him at your wedding and know it will be a huge loss for you and for Mike especially. God bless you all as you remember the time you had together and forge a new bond as widowers. May He grant you strength for the journey and peace for your hearts. We love you.
    Sharone & Erica

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  16. Jim:
    I am so sorry to hear about your brother and I'm feeling great empathy for you and his partner Mike. Just two weeks ago I too lost my long-time partner who was just a year younger than your brother. The loss is enormous and the emptyness can be overwhelming. Mike is lucky to have you for support because not all of us have that loving support in our lives. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you and Mike at this most difficult time.

    Steve W

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  17. Steve W,

    Thanks for posting here. I appreciate your concern. My heart really goes out to you for your loss. If you're a regular reader, you'll know I lost my wife Bette back in 2004, and I vividly remember the overwhelming sense of emptyness I really struggled with. If you work at it, and especially if you have a strong faith in God, it gradually becomes manageable. You will be in my prayers.

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