Friday, October 9, 2009

A Sad Day for Me

My brother Anthony died yesterday at the age of 53. It was unexpected. He went into the hospital for a minor surgery and died on the operating table. The doctors think it was a massive heart attack. They won't know until after an autopsy. He had many health problems, especially with the heart. So that is most likely what it was. It was a very sad day, especially for my dad. My mother died in the year 2000 at the age of 67. My brother Larry died in 1997 at the age of 45. And, my sister Rita died in 2003 at the age of 53. Out of 6 children, there are 3 left. For parents, you are not suppose to survive your children, so this is very hard on my dad. I hope he can make it throught this. He was very close to my brother. After the hospital and mortuary, we went over to my dad's house and he begged me to take the family pictures off the wall. He couldn't look at them. Please pray for him.

32 comments:

Giffysk8s said...

HUGS HUGS HUGS and prayers for you, dear SIL and friend. Wish I could be there for you. I'll love on you big time when I see you next week...

Jamie Harder said...

Oh Lori, big hugs to you...my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dawn said...

I am sending you lots of hugz and will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers sweetie.

Shaela said...

Oh Lori, my heart is breaking for you, your dad and the rest of your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, and I know the Lord will comfort you. {hugs}

Penny D. said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Stacy said...

Hugs, and Prayers! From here to God's ears and into his loving arms.

Sandra T. said...

Praying for your family!!!

Dawn said...

Prayers for your Dad and the rest of your family.

Carla said...

Lori -
So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to you & your family.

Sparkle said...

I'm so sorry for your lost. You and your family will be in my thoughts. Hugs!

Sharli said...

Oh dear Lori, I'm so sorry for your loss and yes, of course I will keep your entire family in my prayers! I wish there was something I could do - you'll tell me if you think of anything?

Hugs.

Carolyn Christie said...

Oh Lori I'm so sorry to hear the news of your loss. I will be praying for you & your family!!
Cyber Hugs girlfriend!
May God comfort you and your family!!

naomi chokr said...

Hi lori! Im thinking about you right now. im so sorry for your loss. this is never easy. i will include you and your family in my prayers. i hope and pray that you're dad will be able to heal. take care!! we are all here for you

Cibele Glazer said...

I am so sorry to hear of your devastating loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs.

Stamp Your Art Out said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I will be praying for you and your family, especially your dad.

Samantha said...

Oh Lori I'm so very sorry for your loss. I will be praying and thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. It's always that much harder when it's unexpected. ((((Hugs))))

Alanna said...

Oh Lori, I'm so sorry. My heart aches for you and your family. Prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Kim Burmeister said...

Oh, Lori! I am so so sorry! Hugs to you and your family. I will pray for you and your father and keep you in my thoughts. God Bless!

Jeanne said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you, your dad and the whole family in my thoughts that you find comfort during this extremely difficult time.

Hugs!

Laurel said...

Oh my so sorry Lori. (((hugs)))

Jennifer said...

So sorry to hear about our loss....sounds like you and your family have been through a lot over the years....my heart goes out to you and yours.....

pat said...

Lori, my heart, prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

LOri,

I just wanted you to know how so sorry that I am for your loss. I think you are local to me, San Jose? If so, please give me a call and let me know if there is anything that I can do for you. Bring your dad a meal, anything.

Carollee 408-401-8107

Jennie K. said...

Of course prayers go out to you and yours. May you all experience peace.

Janelle said...

I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I am definately praying for your family. Hopefully you can find comfort in the memories and God's love.

Marie with a :-) said...

Oh Lori, I am so saddened to hear all that your family has been through. I will especially keep your dad in my prayers (I'm writing it down now to remind myself to pray regularly!). May the God of all comfort be your healing peace. Hugs from a sister in Christ.

Paper doll said...

Lori, I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in prayer.

Verna Cyr said...

Lori, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family, especially your Dad. I pray he can find peace in all this heartache.

Kim said...

Oh Lori, I am so sorry to hear about your loss! My sympathies to you and your family! Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers! Sending you MANY HUGS Hun!!!
Love,
Kim

Janelle Janish said...

Lori,
I'm so sorry to hear about your brother and the pain that your family is going through. Big hugs for you and please know that I'm thinking of you and your family.

lisascreativecorner said...

I am so sorry to hear about your brother Lori. You and your family will be in my prayers! Big Hugs!

Jazzy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you and your Dad.