"Losing people has changed me forever! My Grandma-who raised me, my daughter, my brother, my Mom, my best friend, and too many others!!! I asked God to give me all of Candace's problems but I never thought it would include her. I think God let…"
"I feel like I'm on a ship that's sinking. He left 9/22/14. I think I should be better than this. It's unbelievable, so wrong. It makes me think, where is God in all this? I need to stay strong. He's right (think positive)…"
"Give it time. I lost my only child, my daughter Candace on April 9, 2010 at just turned 30 yrs old. I then lost my little brother Doug on September 22, 2014, he was 54, in less than two months he would be 55. I don't expect to EVER be…"
"Janet, The hospital needs to be accountable for that! My lil' brother was given nano units instead of micros. They gave him WAY to much, seconds later he told his wife, "check the medicine, something's wrong". He then had a heart…"
"Woe cathy, I just read the other comments and your son gave us all the same impression! Don't be sad, be proud! As my heart crumbles for all of us. Keep the faith, we WILL reunited. Candace's Spirit came to me and touched me on two…"
"Not a day goes by that Doug's image isn't in my head.I know his wife, daughter, my Dad, sister, brother and friends think of him often too!!! He's a natural comedian and always had me laughing uncontrollably on the phone. He'll…"
"I see Candace's girl's growing up but the hardest thing will be when my lil bro's daughter gets married. She asked me, "who will give me away?". I said, "Grandpa" and I hope he's still her for her because he…"
"elyse, those are the words that I use regarding myself, "my past, present and future" are gone. Candace had just turned 30, less than two months b/4 she left. That was April 09, 2010. Then on Sept. 22, 2014, my younger bro passed…"
"Trust in God. I feel responsible for three deaths. 1) My Grandma who had a stroke while at church praying for me. 2) My only child, grown, who asked me to move w/her but my roommate said I couldn't come back so I didn't go and she…"
Tony was 42. Engaged to be married to a lovely girl. We were starting to plan a wedding. Then all of a sudden we had to plan a funeral. I will never get over the shock of it!! As far as I knew he was in good health. Never any cardiac problems. But, he had a sudden heart attack. And living in a small country American Samoa. There was not very good emergency care available. Since I am a retired nurse, I will always believe he could have been saved if he was here !! But, I am coming to accept that it was out of my hands!! I just hope and pray every day that I will be with him again someday! Peace to you at this time of the year when we all feel so much grief. Merry Christmas. To celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The only way to our beloved children.
Thank you Melinda for remembering Tonys love for the Dolphins. Every time I watch them play I cry through the whole game. I just wish they could win once in a while!!! Tony was always for the underdog. He was that kind of guy. I do miss him so much. As I know you miss Candace. Please enjoy her children. They are her. I wish Tony had a chance to have a child for me to love. But it did not work out that way. Peace.
I'm so sorry for all you have been going through, it's hard enough for me to deal with the death of my wife I can't imagine having to deal with a daughter, brother and friend also. My Prayers will be with you.
Thank you Melinda. That was his last picture. It was a selfie he took on this IPad. As far as wailing is concerned, I do that silently every day. I don't think we'll get past it, we'll walk along side it. Your picture of Candace is beautiful.
Melinda, I am so sorry about your brother. I can only imagine what you are feeling during this time. Especially this time of year.... I know you have good memories of both Candance and your brother...please know its okay to cry and its okay to smile as you think about pleasant thoughts....God is collecting all our tears...(Psalms 56:8)