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Date Posted: 20:56:15 07/16/09 Thu
The 1st anniversary of my brother's death is almost over and I'm glad to have made it through! I didn't think I would get worked up over this day, but this has hit me surprisingly hard. I'm feeling many emotions all at once: severe sadness, protectiveness over my parents, relief that this day has come and almost gone. I've lost both of my younger brothers now and sometimes feel like my family is disappearing around me. David was murdered almost 18 years ago when he was 21, Jim died last July at the age of 34 due to complications with juvenile diabetes. The pain never goes away, but becomes a part of your life that comes and goes in varying degrees. I'm grateful to have my own children to tell them stories of their wonderful uncles--to bring back good memories helps tremendously. Thanks for sharing all your stories here, to let me know I'm not alone in this.
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Date Posted: 13:36:25 07/17/09 Fri
I have not made it to the one-year anniversary of my sister's death yet but I can only imagine how hard it will be since the monthly anniversaries have been very hard for me. I understand how you felt alone. I did as well until I found this site on the computer. There is a reason that we felt alone. People just don't think that a sibling loss is a big deal. But as you and I both know, it is a VERY big deal. It will help if you have somebody you can trust to talk to. It would be even better if that person has already gone through this loss. I have someone like that and it has helped me tremendously talking to him. I am still hurting like crazy but talking does help.
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