Thank You

First off, thank you to everyone for your kind emails and posts regarding my brother Chris. Your words of encouragement and hope mean a lot to me; I hold onto them as things are not quite settled around here. Because my brother was single, my sister, my mom, and I are settling his house, going through his things, and deciding what to do with his furniture. This is very hard.

I know a lot of you have lost somebody and it was hard on you, too. I am sorry for your loss. I wonder how it is for a husband or wife to live in the same house after their spouse died. I can only think it was hard at first but comforting later.

A long time ago, I bought this cheap little picture in a green frame for my brother. It showed a cartoon man in a bathtub, and the caption at the bottom read Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself. Chris hung that stupid picture in every apartment he ever lived in, and he last hung it in a prominent corner of the kitchen in his new house.

It makes me smile just to think of it.

13 comments:

Catherine J Gardner said...

We are all thinking of you.

Linda D. (sbk) said...

I love your story about the picture. You clearly meant a lot to him.

Brenda said...

{{HUGS}}

Ello said...

Oh Danette!

I can only imagine how difficult this process is for you. But it is great to hear from you and to read that lovely story about your brother.

Take care of yourself.

Rena said...

(((HUGS))) Danette!

You've been in my thoughts and prayers.

ChrisEldin said...

It sounds like you and your brother were very, very close. I'm sorry you're going through this.
Your story made me smile, though. It has a sense of forever about it, even through the loss.

Kim Kasch said...

So sorry. You have been in my thoughts. It is so hard to lose someone you love.

It's great to have the memories.

Charles Gramlich said...

Yes, a great story about the picture. Made me smile. hang in there.

Angie Frazier said...

Your story about the picture made me smile, Danette. Brothers and sisters share things you just can't share with anyone else. Still thinking about you, and hoping you're doing better...

courtney said...

Like many others, this entry brought a smile to my face too. I'm glad you have these memories, Danette. You have been and continue to be in my thoughts.

Susan Sandmore said...

I've just learned of your loss, Danette, and I am so sorry. Chris sounds like a truly wonderful brother and it sounds like he loved you very much!

Stella said...

He may be gone in flesh and blood but the people we love live on in our hearts and memories. Hugs!

Sheri said...

Just take it all one step at a time, Dannette. Loosing someone we love is a long, slow process that we each go through differently. Respect what you body tells you you need.