March 18, 2011

An Angel

A week ago today the mom had been told the bad news that she knew was coming. The brother so much loved by her and has been in her life always had left to go to heaven. She says that this has changed forever who she is. She also has said that having an older brother was the best. He was the one person as you grew up that you knew was always there for you offering love and protection.

Our hearts are so heavy and  the sadness comes and goes like waves crashing on the shore. My uncle will live on forever in our memories and never be far from our thoughts. We miss him so much already.

Mom & Her Brother~Ca. 1949

"Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy." Author unknown.


Peace be with you now mom's dear brother and forever be free of the limitations that life had sometimes put upon you. Someday we will meet again, this I know. We will take care of the mom just as you had growing up together, loving and protection her.

Much love from your family.

60 comments:

Katnip Lounge said...

Gracie, Mommy sends prayers to your Mom, and we're adding warm comforting purrs. Please know that we love you.

Forty Paws said...

This is so sad. We are sending many purrs and purrayers to you and your Mom for the loss of her brother.

Luf, Us and Maw

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of purrrs and prayers to your Mom!! We are sending lots of kitty kisses and huggs!!
Your TX furiends,

Raymond and Busby said...

We're sorry that your Mom has lost her brother. Our blog Mom's little brother went to heaven so she knows how your Mom feels. It's a void that nothing can fill, but time makes it a bit easier to take. Be grateful for the time you had together. xoxo

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We know this is a very sad time for your mom and all your family and we are so sorry for your loss. Losing someone you love is painful. A hug, purrs and tail wags.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Our purrs to your Mum and our thoughts to her and your whole family

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry. Losing a sibling is something that I have not experienced, though I have lost both my parents and my sister-in-law, who I thought of as the sister I never had. I know something of your pain and it can be overwhelming at times. My heart goes out to you. Herman and Emma are sending you comforting purrs.

Chesney Cats said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. The loss of a sibling is a very tough loss, Mama understands your pain. Your family is in our hearts & purrayers.

Lacy said...

I am sooo sorry..This could have been written by me..Only it wasnt a brother, it was my only sister...She's been gone since Sept of 09...My dad died in '96, mama in 05 and now my sis is gone...It is very rough and i miss them every day...u are in my thoughts and prayers..

b safe,
the hudson furkids
and mama...

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Purrs to your human. I know this is a very hard time for her.

Happy Cat Family said...

Dearest Gracie,
We came over as soon as we heard... We are so sorry for your mom... Our hearts are very heavy, our eyes are wet with tears... Please take good care of your mommy now, she will need your comforting purrs...
We will be sending over tons of purrs and prayers from here too, with much love,
Meowmy, Lucky, Bugsy, Hope and Gracie
Happy Cat Family

Cloon said...

Our very best and biggest purrs and prayers and thoughts to your Mom. We are so sorry for her loss. Please give her cuddles from us Gracie. And thank you to you and your Mom for being such nice friends to us.

Ikaika said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your Mom's brother and your uncle, Gracie. Our thoughts and gentle purrs are with you and your family.

'Kaika and his mom

Princess Jasmine said...

So very sorry to hear your sad news. Remember all the good times you had and let the love shine through to wash over you and keep going through this tough time. Lots of love xxxx

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are sending love and healing purrs for your grief. This is a beautiful post ~ he must have been a wonderful man.

MoMo said...

Our thoughts, purrs and prayers are with your mom. It is hard to lose someone you have known and loved all your life. They are part of you. One day, you will be together again.

Brian said...

Oh how I hate to hear that new. My sisters and I send lots of purrs, hugs and love to your Mom. I know you will take good care of her sweet Gracie.

Jacqueline said...

We send our deepest condolances over the tremendous loss of your precious brother; we understand your sorrow and wish you comfort and peace at this sad time...My older brother, Rob (1964-2002), left too soon as well=Love never dies...We are purring and praying for your family...big hugs...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Sorry fur your mom's loss

BUT it so sounds like she has lots of memories to hold in her heart -

I'm sure he's been welkhomed akhross The RB by the furiends from his past!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

We are so very sorry to hear this sad, sad news and send our condolences. Your Mom was truly blessed in having a wonderful older brother. That will always be with her along with all the joy he brought to her life.

Kea said...

Gracie, we all are sending purrs, purrayers and Light to your mom and her family. We're truly sorry for the loss...Our mom is an only child and she imagines it must have been wonderful to have an older brother to look up, someone who always would be there for you.

(((Hugs))) and kitty kisses to you all. We wish you universal Blessings and Peace.

-Nicki, Derry and mom Kim at Fuzzy Tales

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sending our best purrs and gentle headbutts to your mom Gracie. We are so sorry to hear of the sadness she is feeling at this time - she must be missing him so much. No words we say can take her pain away but we hope she will know that we are thinking of her.
Luv Hannah, Lucy & mum Sue xxxxxx

The Meezers or Billy said...

we are so very very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your mom. {{HUGS}} and purrrrrrrrrsssssssss to you.

MeezerMomMary, Sammy, Miles, Billy, and Nicky

AFSocksScylla said...

We are so sorry for your family's loss and especially for your Mom. We loved the picture you shared of them as children, you can tell they had a very special bond.

Much love & purrs of comfort

Cat said...

Oh Gracie, my brother died two weeks ago so I understand what your mum is going through! Grief touches everything and at times it still does not seem real. I think only time will ease this sadness, but try to remember the lifetime of joy that you shared.

Laila and Minchie said...

Oh, Gracie, we are so sad that your Mom has lost her wonderful brother. It's one thing to lose a parent, but our Mom can't imagine losing a sibling. Our hearts and prayers go out to your fambly. (((HUGS))) and *tears*.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are so sorry to hear about Mom's loss of her brother. But you gave her a very beautiful and loving tribute. Our Mom lost her brother many years ago when he was only 27, and she still misses him so much. Hugs to your Mom from all of us.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

ABBY said...

Gracie
We came over as soon as we heard that your !om had lost her brother. We are so sorry to hear and we all send our deepest condolences and prayers and we Kitties add our purrs.

Xoxo

Cheri said...

SO sorry to hear your mom lost her brother. We are all thinking of you and sending our sympathy.

Cats of Wildcat Woods

Rose and the Royals said...

Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved brother.
He is now resting in the lap of Our Creator.

Purrs and Prayers,

Rose
Emily
Brutus
Marigold

The Island Cats said...

Gracie, we are so sorry to hear about your mom's brother. We send you and your mom comforting purrs, headbutts and hugs.

Wally, Ernie, Zoey and mom Sue

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Gracie we are so sad for your mom loosing her brother. Our mom remembers her mom talking about her big brother (he left for heaven before our mom was born) and she knows how hard it was for her mom to loose him. Mom said that we all understand why your mom and you need to take a bit of a blog break (of course I will miss you a lot!) and we will be here when you are back. We are sending your mom lots and lots of purrs and prayers, and we know you will do lots of purring on her to try and make her feel better.

Smooches and hugs for you and hugs for your mom.

Barney (and the rest of the family too)

OKcats said...

I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what you must be going through. I just have one brother, just a year and a half younger, and I love him more than anyone in the world. My thoughts and the girls' purrs will be with you.

mom Jana (and Fuzzy and Zoe)

Sweet Praline said...

I'm sending comforting purrs for your mom as she goes through this time of grief. This was a wonderful tribute to her brother.

Ginger Jasper said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. I know how you must be hurting. It sounds as though you have many wonderful memories to pull from and they will give you comfort. Hugs GJ xx

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so sorry to hear your sad news. Our thoughts are with you and your family. (((hugs))) to your mum.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

It is most difficult for those of us left behind to mourn, but he would not want you to be sad but to smile when remembering the love you shared. We send our sympathy for the loss of your dear brother...

Junior and Orion said...

We are so very sorry for your loss.

Purrs and hugs for all of you.

Cat Naps in Italy said...

Our hearts all broken by this sad news. We hope that you give your Mum extra snuggles. It is what we have been doing for ours. Losing an uncle has been hard on her. We can't even imagine what it must be like to have lost a brother.

It makes us smile to think that his pretty black doggy, Pepper, was just waiting for him in heaven when he got there.

Sending our love and kitty kisses from across the miles.
Love,
Opus & Ollie

Cynthia Rae said...

I know that the hole in your heart will never go away, but I hope in time the wound will grow smaller. It is hard to lose someone you have known your all your life. I think it is even harder to lose someone who has KNOWN you your whole life.

I wish there was something I could say to make the pain just a little lighter. I know it will just take time; and even time will not be enough. Just know that your family is here for you. We love you and mourn with you.

Cyn

George the Lad said...

Condolences to mom at this sad time, sending her love and hugs from across the pond
George and Jan xxxx

meowmeowmans said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. We wish there was something we could do or say to help ease your mom's pain, but we know there isn't. We are so, so sorry. Please know that you are all in our thoughts, purrs and prayers.

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

We are so, so sorry your Mom lost her brother, our Momma knows what she is going through because she lost her only brother almost 12 years ago, and she still misses him so much. We are sending our most heartfelt purrs and purrayers to your Mom and you to help you through this sad time ...
(((((Hugs))))
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

caspersmom said...

This is so sad. Our sympathies to your Mom and to you and your whole family. May God be with you in your time of grief. And like you said, he will live on forever in your hearts. It does make me smile when I look into my heart and think about my Mom and Dad. Our purrs and prayers to you.

Casper, Cleo, Patches and Mom

Ozark Mountain Cats said...

We're so sorry that your brother passed away. We wish you peace.

Purrs

Angel + 6 Garden Cottage Cats said...

Awwww Gracie,
We are so Sorry, dis iz so Sad~ We send lotz of Purrz ,Kissez and Purrayz to your Mom,,, we sure you will take good care of your mom while she iz so sad....
Purrrz,Purrayerz & Light ~

Pierro said...

Dear Gracie and mommie.
We know your pain. Mom says she knows that new life. YOu are not alone dear friends. We will be bonking and praying for all of you -- and do not push yourselves too hard.

this was a beautiful and heartfelt tribute and the memories are yours forever.

Gentle hugs to your broken hearts
Pierro, Miles and Rosemary

Mumsy, Chancy and Co. said...

Oh, Gracie tell your mom we are so sorry to hear the sad news. We are leaving lots of gentle hugs for her and sending up prayers. Hugs and nose kisses

Derby, Ducky said...

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Purrs and hugs to you.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I wish there was something we could do to help ease your pain....
Your tribute was so lovely...your brother would be so proud...the photos were priceless.
We are praying for you in this most difficult of times......
Much Love,
Caren and Cody

Asta said...

Gwacie sissie,
WE awe sending pwayews to youw Mom and family to find peace.
Losing someone so vewy close bweaks the heawt, but i know you, Gwcie, and youw Dad and all youw family will hold hew close and help hew heal.Those we love so much nevew weally go away and I know you will all be togethew again.
sad , comfowting smoochie kisses fwom Asta
and hugs and prayers from Mommi

Furkidsmom said...

Purrs prayers and hugs to your Mom. We know she is hurting really bad now so you have to be extra loving to her.


The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

zoolatry said...

Remember always that the rose that grows beyond the garden wall, still smells as sweet...
prayers for one and all.

Kat's Kats said...

May the memories of love outweigh the grief of loss.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde & their Feeders.

(PS Our mom also lost her brother so she knows how you feel)

Fin said...

Purrs to help ease your sadness.

Tillie & Georgia said...

We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom's brother. We are sending our purrs and purrayers to her and all of your family.

We also want to thank you so much for your kind thoughts about Mickey. We miss him too.
Purrs Tillie & Georgia

Grrreta said...

We are so sorry for your family's loss. We're sending gentle hugs and comforting purrs.

The Furry Kids said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Lots of hugs and purrs and purrayer for you and your mom.

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Very Sorry for your loss~
Sending our love, thoughts and prayers

Katy, IzZY, TriXie and Anakin Man

Hansel said...

oh gracie, please please give your mom the very best love from all of us, we will be sending healing purrs and prayers and positive energy her way.