Not a Good Day

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    Not a Good Day

    Just received a phone call from my folks that my younger brother Pat committed suicide. He has had trouble with substances off and on over the years, but this was totally unexpected. My parents had no idea that he was even contemplating such an act.

    My older brother was killed in a construction accident 4 years ago, so now I am the only surviving child. Needless to say, my parents are devastated.

    Pat leaves behind a 17 y/o daughter who graduated high school at 16 and started college. He was estranged from his ex-wife and daughter and didn't get to see Britney a lot. Maybe that played a part in his decision, we'll never know.

    So the wife and I are headed to McGuire AFB to catch a hop to Travis and drive from there to Southern Oregon.

    Thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated.

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    Very sorry for your loss.
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    To make matters worse, my parents house burned down a few months ago so they lost all pictures, etc of both my brothers. They are definitely going through a rough spot.
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    My sympathy to you and your family.
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    I am sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you all. Take care.

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    Sincere condolences to your family. Prayers go out to you all.
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    Prayers sent for both of your brothers, your family and you. If you have any photos, you might get them copied and give them to your parents.
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    Mike, There is nothing any of us can say that will really help ease the pain you and your folks are going through. Just know that there are some of us out here praying for you all. God bless. May you find comfort even in this terrible storm.
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    You and your family are in my thoughts.
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    Praying for you and your family.
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    Sorry to hear this...your family is added to my DC list.
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    I am terribly sorry to hear this, you and your family have my sincere condolences.





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    Mike,
    I got nothing;

    But this,

    In times like these when things just do not seem to make sense, this has helped my family in times of trouble.

    Prayers sent,

    Take care of your family; Mom ,dad ,niece etc,etc,,,,,,,


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    He knows what they should be;
    For He can view the pattern
    Upon the upper side,
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    On this, the under side.


    Sometimes He weaveth sorrow,
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    But I will trust His judgement,
    And work on faithfully;
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    He knows just what is best;
    So I shall weave in earnest
    And leave with Him the rest.


    At last, when life is ended,
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    Then I may view the pattern
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    Why pain with joy entwined,
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    I am very sorry to hear of this, and you and your family are in my thoughts.

    Please consider encouraging his ex-wife, and his daughter to seek professional counseling, and taking advantage of grief counseling yourself, as well as for your parents. Your parents must be crushed. Be strong, Mike.

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