Thursday, 26 March 2015

Loss

While I thought that I was learning how to live
I have been learning how to die 
 Leonardo da Vinci
Three weeks ago my youngest brother died unexpectedly. No words can adequately express his loss......... it will take time
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land:
Christina Rossetti
Today family and friends will gather to remember him, share memories, and bid him fond farewell
 

38 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Rosemary. I shall be thinking of you and your family today.

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  2. I'm so sorry, no words can say or feel your loss. May he RIP..
    Tenderly....
    may time heal your sorrow,
    Gently......
    may friends ease your pain,
    Softly......
    may peace replace heartache
    and may warmest memories remain.

    Those we love remain with us
    for love itself lives on,
    And cherished memories never fade
    because a loved one's gone,
    Those we love can never be
    more than a thought apart,
    For as long as there is memory
    they'll live on in the heart.

    Author Unknown.

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  3. Sorry to hear about your brother. The Christina Rosetti lines are lovely.

    Ms Soup

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  4. Dear Rosemary,

    So sorry to hear of the sad loss of your brother.
    sending my sincere condolences to you and your family
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  5. So sorry to hear of your brother's death. Condolences and hugs from New Zealand.

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  6. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Condolences to you and your family. I will be thinking of you today and sending love and hugs. xx xx

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  7. I am so sorry to hear of your sudden loss, Rosemary. Your tribute and the photo are lovely. We never expect siblings to go out of sequence; it must be doubly hard that he is the youngest. Thoughts and prayers with you today. Hugs. P.

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  8. I'm deeply sorry for the sudden loss of your brother dearest Rosemary.Hope the great memories you have, will bring you comfort and peace. Please, accept my condolences.
    I'll be thinking of you.
    Olympia

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  9. Condolences on the death of your brother. May you and yours know peace. As all the posts that I have read of yours this one is beautiful - thank you.

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  10. Dear Rosemary, I am so sorry to hear about the sudden death of your brother. My condolences to you and your family. I love your pieceful pictures and words of Christina Rossetti.

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  11. Oh Rosemary, so very sorry to read your news. I hope the day goes as well as it can do. Take care.

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  12. My condolences to you Rosemary, this is so sad to lose a loved one so unexpectedly. Such a nice photo of the two of you as a child. Wish to all the best and take your time.

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  13. My sincere condolences on the loss of your brother Rosemary - a sudden death is such a shock and we question the whys and wherefores. I'm hoping your family is strong and you can come together today to celebrate the life of this dear man, remembering the good times too as tears are shed. Holding you close in thought - your loss makes me realize how much I love I my younger brother, the only sibling I have, and how I wish we lived closer to spend more of these precious later years together.
    Be brave and know we care.
    Hugs, Mary

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  14. I'm sorry for your loss, Rosemary. My condolences and may your brother rest in peace.

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  15. Dear Rosemary, I am so very sorry for your loss. May the memories of your brother help you find peace. May the love of your family comfort you during these difficult days.
    My heartfelt condolences to you, dear Rosemary.

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  16. My condolences Rosemary. Words are stock in my throat. Wish you a lot of energy to go thrue this losst.
    Hugs Marijke

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  17. So sorry for your loss, it's so hard, whether it's sudden or expected.

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  18. My heart is full for your loss, Rosemary. Being an only child, the loneliness after a loss like this can only be imagined. Memories are what have helped me in my other losses. Know that you will be in my prayers.

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  19. Condolences to you. I hope that in time the memories will console you.

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  20. Och....Rosemary, how sad.
    My condolence too you.

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  21. I am so sad for you. It does indeed take time. Condolences and kind thoughts are coming you way Rosemary.

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  22. Oh dear Rosemary I am so sorry for your loss , condolences to you . xoxo

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  23. So sorry for your loss Rosemary.

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  24. Your headline caught my eye, Rosemary. I am so sorry to hear your news. One of my two older brothers died in 2009. He was too young and one of my best friends. I still hear his voice on the 'phone, asking whether I fancy meeting up for a pint. Siblings are special, but I don't think you ever get over the loss of someone you love. You get on with your own life, of course, and beyond the immediate heartbreaking grief, but they will always be a part of the person you are and it is a privilege that they came into your life and stayed awhile. Remember the smiles. Take care.

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  25. Condolences, dear Rosemary !

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  26. Dear Rosemary, my condolences, it is so sad!

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  27. What dreadful news Rosemary, I am so very sorry for you and your family.

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  28. Dear Rosemary, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and best wishes go out to you and your family.

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  29. Dear Rosemary,

    I am heartily sorry for your enormous loss. I will be praying for your and your family.
    Fondest wishes
    Helen xx

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  30. I am so sorry for your loss, and a great loss it is . Take comfort from all those good memories and the time you had together. Never enough time but remember every minute and be happy for those.
    Sending love and sympathy, Candice

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  31. Oh, Rosemary, I'm so very sorry to read this. To lose a much-loved brother so suddenly is a huge blow. My deepest sympathy in your loss and my prayers for you and your family.

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  32. Rosemary, I have been away from the computer for over a week so I have only just seen this. I am so very sorry to hear of your very sad and unexpected loss. My thoughts go out to you and yours.

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  33. Dear Rosemary, I too have been away and I have only just seen your very sad news. i am so sorry to hear of your loss, it must have been such a shock for you all. Thinking of you and your family, take care. Sarah x

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  34. Thinking of you at this sad time. May you find peace. x

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  35. I am so sorry to read this, Rosemary. There are no words beyond my condolences and the hope that memory will comfort you.

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  36. I know that this is belated but sending you LIGHT & LOVE across the miles ♥♥♥

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