Saturday, December 16, 2017

A Most Private Person


My brother died yesterday. He had been in declining health due to cancer for some time and had refused to pursue treatment. He was such a private person that I really don't want to say more, except that this is one of those those moments when, uncomfortable as it is to say about someone you love, death was a mercy.

He was blessed with a close friend who did all she could for him, difficult though that became. I am so thankful for her love and caring. -- and for his son, who came from California to Alabama to be with him at the end.

Into the light, Skip...





20 comments:

Judith Knight said...

Dear Vicki

My sympathies to you and your family; so very sorry for the loss of your brother. He was so very brave to find his own path as the disease progressed.

luv, judy

KarenB said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. My sympathies to you and all who loved him. May his memory be a blessing to you all.

Barbara Rogers said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Making decisions as to treatment or not is harder sometimes on those around one...I've been through that at least 3 times in my family. But the circle of life continues. May his being and spirit be remembered in your hearts.

Anvilcloud said...

Although I don't have siblings, Sue does, and we lost her brother a few years ago, and it was hard. So I wish you comfort in your memories in this difficult time.

I have to admire Skip for making the decision not to pursue treatment. I think it is brave and sometimes the right decision.

Thérèse said...

So sorry for your loss; Words are never enough. Souvenirs are helpful.

Susan said...

Vicki.......so sorry. Into the light is the message to keep.

Bernie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Vicki, may your brother rest in peace. Big hugs, xx

MarthaV said...

His picture reminds me of your dad. May only good memories remain with you. For me he is still Cousin Skipper from high school.

Phyllis Wild said...

My sympathy to you and your family, Vicki.

Jim Egerton said...

Yes let him and your memory of him skip into the light of the unknown. Best wishes Vicki

Dianna Dodson said...

My condolences on your brother ‘s passing, Vicki. May his spirit at rest and your memories comfort you in this season of light.

Gayle Pearson said...

💗 At rest and peace.

Darla said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending peace and healing to you and all your family during this difficult time.

Misty Barnes said...

Praying for you and your family

McWhirter MaryRose Wright said...

Condolences to you and your family, Vicki. May your brother rest in peace.......

Stella Jones said...

My condolences Vicki. I’m so sorry to read that. I never had a brother and I’m sure I must have missed a lot!

katy gilmore said...

I'm sorry, too, Vicki, glad for peace, glad for good memories. xo

Glenda Council Beall said...

I am sorry for your loss of your brother. My brother chose not to have chemo. He lived three years. May your memories give you comfort.

Alicia Morgan said...

Sending you hugs and love, Vicki.

Mary Maupin said...

Vicki, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. My heart hurts for you. Sending you love.