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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

And then there were four . . . . .

Sorry I've been away so long.  

My brother, David, passed away last night after a long battle.  He was left a quadriplegic after a car accident in 1989.   22 years in that condition is a long time.  

Dave is on the right in this 1983 photo of the five of us.

Circa 1963 just before my sister was born.  Pudgy little Dave is in the middle.

He died peacefully and he wasn't alone.

Blessings, Cathi

30 comments:

Barb said...

Oh....I am so sorry for your loss...please know that you are not alone and that prayers will be said and thoughts will come your way!

Brenda said...

Sorry for your loss. Praying for you today.

Karen said...

Such sad news. He must have had good care to have lived that long in his condition.

Diane H said...

May God give you and your family strength at this sad time.

Sherry said...

So sorry to hear about your lost. I lost my brother a few years back and its not easy.Your in my prayers and thoughts.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers as you try to endure the loss of your dear brother. May God comfort you and give you strength.

Debbie said...

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

*hugs*
Debbie K

JayTee said...

Sorry to hear about your loss...I hope the good memories help you and your family during this difficult time

B-Z-Quilting said...

I am so sorry for what you are going through. Prayers for you.

Lori said...

It sounds limke the end was very peaceful. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Darlene said...

Oh, Cathi, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Blessings to you and yours. (hugs)

Terry said...

So sorry about your brother. My sympathies to you and your family.

Carol said...

I'm so sorry Cathi...sending you lots of good thoughts.

Scrappy quilter said...

Cathi, I'm so sorry for your loss.

paulette said...

Dear Cathi,
I was so sorry to hear about your brother's passing! Such sad times for everyone...you and your family are in my thoughts. Take care.
Paulette

Amy said...

Cathi,
I'm so sorry for your loss.

Joanna said...

Cathi, I am sorry you have lost your brother. I'll remember him and your family in my prayers. God Bless You.

Jackie said...

Cathi, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you face this loss of your brother. It isn't easy but you know he is in a better place and out of the pain and discomfort that he has been going through.
God Bless You All.
Jackie

Beckyjean said...

Cathi~

I'm sorry to hear of your brothers passing. You are in my thoughts.

Becky

Janet said...

My condolences on your brother's loss. May he rest in peace.

Taryn said...

I am so sorry about your brother. I also lost a sibling (car accident, 1999, he was 37) and it is sometimes hard for us sibs. I also know the struggle of having a brother that is a quad - my dear SIL's brother had an accident at 36 lived another 13 years as a high quad. It is a tremendous struggle. I pray that your brother is whole and happy now.

Denise said...

So sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. My husband is an incomplete quad and has regained some use of his limbs....remembering what his life was like when he was first injured, I am sure there is a special place in heaven for you brother.

Blessings,
Denise

Carol said...

Sorry about your brother passing away, that's really hard. I'm glad it was peaceful with family around.

QuiltSue said...

What can I say that hasn't already been said? I am thinking of you and the rest of your family.

Melanie said...

My heart hurts for you. We'll keep you and your family in prayer.
Remember it's not what you lost--- It's what you had....

Mary Burn said...

Cathi, So sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. My prayers are with you and the family.
Have been missing you and hope to see you soon.

Wendy said...

I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Take care.

sunny said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. I pray that you find peace.

Karen said...

I am very sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in knowing others are praying for you and your family.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, Cathi, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. I am so glad he wasn't alone.
I lost my brother 2 years ago. When you lose a sibling when they are so young it is tough.
Praying for God's comfort for you and your family.