A ‘Post-Script’

'J' is far right side beside 'M' and us Myrtle Beach in May 2015

‘J’ is far right side beside ‘M’ and us Myrtle Beach in May 2015

Sadly, today the doctors pronounced my brother (in-law) “J’ was ‘brain dead’. There was irreparable damage done and so tomorrow, the life support will be taken off completely. He had many other medical issues previous to this fall, and so it not totally unexpected. He was 78 and had a full life, with a loving family. We spent many vacations, and holidays and regular visits with them, and so we will miss him greatly.

We’ve had our great-granddaughter here for a few days and are taking her to a special park tomorrow as promised.  Then Wednesday we will take her home, and on to see  my sister “M’ who I will stay with for a few days or as many as she needs.

Though I may occasionally sign on, it will not be often likely.

Thank you for all prayers…  Diane

Ecclesiastes 3 ……. There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the sun; a time to be born and a time to die……………………………….

I wrote this short poem as I thought about him.

There are people we know

Some who come and who go,

But some are an intricate part

Of our lives, and of our heart,

They accept us and love us

And give us their trust,

Their humour and smile

And personal style

Is a part of why they are loved

And what we are so proud of,

They are always right there

When we sometimes despair,

And a phone call away

Each and every day,

Their family of course

Is the primary source

Of love and concern and care………

Always willing and ready to share,

Nothing too great or too small

And what they would give to all,

Yes, some people we know

Are ready to show

Love, in word and in deed………..

To any and all who have need.

One special person who does all of this

My brother and friend, who we will all miss;

Though he’ll never be far away…………

He’ll be in our hearts, each and every day


With love to you ‘J’….. Diane xxxxxx









36 thoughts on “A ‘Post-Script’

  1. Diane, I haven’t read for a few days so I did not read about your brother in-law until today. I am so sorry and my heart goes out to you. You and your family will be in my prayers.

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  2. That is a beautiful poem. You will find in time that words will bring healing. Beautiful Diane, take all the time you need and rest in knowing you, your sister and your families are in our prayers and thoughts. God will mend your broken hearts – one day at a time and one memory at a time for as long as it takes.

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  3. I’m glad all of you were able to take one last trip, although it does not ease the pain of your sister or your family. In time it will bring comfort along with all the other memories. Thinking of all of you.

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  4. So sorry to hear this Diane. It’s obviously not the news we wanted to hear.

    I am glad he led a full life and had such a loving family to do so with.


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