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30 days or 30 years

I found myself on New Years Eve excited about going out with some friends for the first time in years.  My drive was about 30 minutes and within 3 minutes of getting into my car I started crying.  Out of the blue, I have no idea what triggered it all other than grief. 

You know, sometimes it just hits you like you hit a wall.  BAM!  Really? 

I cried for 27 minutes.  Then, I became angry.  I have been battling grief, sadness, depression and now...anger.

I read a couple of…


Added by Carrie Swearengin on January 7, 2014 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Things I Miss

Scott, you are missed so dearly this time of year.  Your smiles and giddyness were always a joy to be around at Christmas.  You loved our nieces and nephews in the purest way humanly possible.  Thank you for teaching me how to love unconditionally.  Love isnt about how much the present is, but rather what it means to give from your heart.  You would play the 50 cent games for a plush toy and gave it with love and as a proud uncle Scott!


I lost my brother in September…


Added by Carrie Swearengin on December 26, 2013 at 9:08am — No Comments

His name is Scott.

My brother, Scott Lee, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 21, 2012. He was 46, I was 44.

I remember being in shock when I arrived at his apartment where our oldest brother found him. Alone. I debated on whether I should go in and see him. I envisioned kissing his forehead and saying goodbye. But when I entered in, I was in no way prepared for what I saw.

If someone you know is ever faced with this decision, just to see them one last time, my advice would be no. Dont…


Added by Carrie Swearengin on December 3, 2013 at 4:44pm — No Comments

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