Thursday, March 27, 2014

IN MEMORY

After a relatively short stay in Hospice, my eldest sibling…my sweet brother, and the first of the 5 of us siblings... has died.  I am conflicted between happiness for him, for going on to his “new life”...in Heaven...but am also heartbroken for those of us in our family... left behind. 
As a wonderful Christian he served his Lord with SINCERE devotion and love through the Baptist Ministry starting at 18 years old.....when he became the youngest Sunday School Superintendent in the history of our Church.  He went on to become a Minister and served in that capacity for over 50 years.   
  
He was a truly wonderful brother, I am proud to be his sister, I will miss our phone calls most of all, as we lived thousands of miles apart.  
He survived just long enough for all of the family and close friends to say their goodbyes…before he passed....so that was a true blessing to us….I miss him already !

Rose


7 comments:

Ira's Crea Corner said...

I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am for your tremendous loss Rose... you must feel so berieved... it is so difficult having to say goodbye to someone you love so dearly, even though you know they're welcomed to the arms of God... My thoughts are with you and your family, blessings, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Ira...yes, it is hard...he was a dear and precious man...and a good Brother.
And knowing I will see him again in our new life in Heaven, it is bearable.
I have no regrets left about our relationship and no "unfinished" business.. and that will allow me to heal much sooner from this sadness I am feeling right now.

Thank you for your kind words.

Rose

All things beautiful said...

So sorry to read about your brother. It is difficult to let go of people we love but at least we can find comfort in knowing that they are safe with Jesus... and that we will definitely meet again one day.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Thank you for very much. Yes if we Christians do not have that hope and promise... no one does.
MOST definately meeting him and my daughter again.

Rose


Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Thank you for very much. Yes if we Christians do not have that hope and promise... no one does.
MOST definately meeting him and my daughter again.

Rose


Deanna said...

Rose, May God comfort you.
Blessings,
d

Susan Newbigging said...

Rose I am so sorry about the loss of your brother. I can not imagine the grief you must be feeling.
I took a break from blogging........a long break, but am back now. Its good to see you again