Thursday, February 26, 2015

A BROTHER REMEMBERED




One year ago Friday my "little brother" Hal (10 years younger than me) lost his battle with cancer and took up his residence in heaven.  I miss him and it's hard to believe it's been a year.

He was an outdoorsman in every since of the word.  He loved nature and was a man of many talents.  In the last years of his life he took up photography and was just as good at that as anything else he tried.

I've heard golfers say they hope there are golf courses in heaven.  I think Hal will be looking for a pond to fish in, and take some heavenly pictures.


I miss you bro....you are the best!  I look forward to seeing you some day in heaven.



23 comments:

  1. oh, Wanda....i haven't lost a close family member yet.....treasuring this blessed state because loss comes to everyone - sooner or later.....

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    1. Thank you sweet Linda. Yes, we need to savor the present. Like you do with you Mom and sisters...These are the good times.

      My sister and I outlived our little brother. My sister is 16 years his senior and me 10, It hard to lose a sibling...but a younger one, even harder. I hate cancer.

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  2. I know the feeling; my younger brother died way too soon 18 years ago. For a long time, I'd think "I've got to remember to tell Charlie this." Thankfully, his widow and I have grown closer and can share what we loved about him and how he left a big hole in our family that no one else can fill.
    hugs,
    Nonnie

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    1. Thank you Norma. No matter how many years...we will always miss and love them. So glad you stopped by.

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  3. What a sweet remembrance Wanda. In the past few years my bother Bill and sister Eydie have passed away. They took a piece of me when they died. I long to see them again.

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    1. When you are in the winter of your life like me and Don, it seems so many of our friends and family are leaving us....it's harder when a younger sibling goes.

      Thanks for your love and friendship, Bob.

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  4. My heart aches for you, Wanda. I understand completely. I am sure he is fishing in some heavenly pond. xo Diana

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    1. Thank you so much Diana. It seemed fitting to share him with my blog friends. He was very special.

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  5. Where did the year go? My oh my. You have wonderful memories, though, and a promise of being reunited!

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    1. My thoughts exactly. Where did this year go? Heaven is going to be the best reunion for all of us.

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  6. Sending you kind and healing thoughts, Wanda. I lost my little brother to cancer too, in 2007. He was 47 years old. Far too young. His birthday was just a few days ago - Feb. 21. I am thinking of you today.

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    1. It's hard to lose a younger sibling. It's me and my sister now. She's 6 years older than me, and we are both in good health...praise the Lord. We take it one day at a time.

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  7. We're both keeping sweet memories in our hearts and minds this week. Friday marks a year since Mom's passing and February also marked 32 years since my oldest brother went home. It seems like just yesterday we were all sitting around the same dinner table with my brother as the "eyeball police" during prayer.
    :0)

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    1. That's so true Martha. Going through something is so bonding with a friend who is feeling the exact same way. I love you so much, you are such a blessing to me.

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  8. What a nice photo of him and a nice post.

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    1. Thanks Linda, it seemed like a good way to document missing him for a year.

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  9. Sweet memories. Having a younger brother myself, it would be grievous to think about losing him so early.

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    1. That was the hardest part. Both my sister and I are older and hated he had to be the first to go.

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  10. Lovely tribute.....and WOW!....love his camera!
    I know how you feel Wanda....18 years for my younger brother Tom....it will always ache....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. He took some fantastic pictures. I need to post some of his work some time. Wow...18 years. You are right..some aches never go away.

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  11. Hard to believe it has been a year. God bless you, Wanda.

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  12. Dear Wanda, I will keep you both in my prayers. xoxo Catherine

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