Saturday, April 02, 2016

What Faith Can Do

To be honest, I am a little sad today. No, to be honest I am very, very, sad today.

It's supposed to be my older brother's 25th birthday, but he's not here to celebrate it with us. Instead, he's in heaven, like he has been since 2008. And we are here on earth, feeling sad because we miss him.

It's very hard to deal with the loss of a loved one, especially when it comes unexpectedly. You don't expect someone so close to you to pass away, especially not at the young age of 17. So when that happened, I was heartbroken and very upset. And although I am much older now, I was only 14 at the time, it's still difficult for me when his birthday comes, or August 14, the day he died.

And for years, I've refused to show people how extremely sad I was. How hard it was for me to smile, when I knew he'd never hug me again. Because I wanted to seem strong and comfort others, when I wasn't that strong at all. I was actually pretty weak.

So now I am finally honest. And after 7 and half years, I can finally show my true feelings. I am very sad he has died, and I miss him everyday. But I also know he's in heaven, and that I will see him again someday :) So until I go to heaven too, I know he's looking down on me. And I will strive every day of my life to make my older brother proud of his little sister!

So if you're currently feeling a little lonely, or if you're deeply missing someone, I have something to say to you. Or if you're feeling like your heart is broken in a million pieces because you've recently lost a loved one: I pray your heart may be filled with so much hope and strength to live bigger in their honour!

And I know I usually post about travelling, fashion, or other fun things, so this might seem very unlike me. But I am aware that someone might be reading this who needed this very much, and I want them to know they're not alone. I can relate to them so much, and I really hope their day just got a little brighter by reading this! 

18 comments:

  1. So sorry for your loss, darling.

    xoxox,
    CC

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  2. Loss is never easy. A great way to live, in their honor.

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  3. Sending you a hug.

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  4. Sorry to hear about your brother. Just keep the memory on him alive and he will always be with you

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  5. Your brother is always with you, no matter where you go and what you do. Happy Brithday to him in Heaven.
    Lovely post and thank you.

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  6. Sharon, I'm so sorry to hear about your brother:( So young indeed. But he is in a better place, and as long as we always remember our loved ones, they never really leave us.

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  7. I've never heard about these singers before! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. So sorry!! Sending lot of peace in your heart!
    XOOXOXO

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  9. Oh, I'm so sorry, but it's so sweet of you to share your story to let others know they are not alone.

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  10. i'm sorry for your loss. i lost my dad suddenly last year and it has been hard. i am glad you shared your story with us.

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  11. So sorry to read that dear... but I agree that faith is really important and of course he is in Heaven and near to you... big kisses darling and lots of love,
    Mónica

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  12. I'm also so sorry for your lost :(

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  13. Thinking of you, lady- what a tough thing to deal with.

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  14. So sorry about your big brother and know it's okay to cry and express your feelings. Praying for you and your family.

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  15. So sorry about your big brother and know it's okay to cry and express your feelings. Praying for you and your family.

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  16. Oh sweetie my best wishes and support for you! I know how is been very sad lately
    xx

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  17. I'm really sorry for your loss, may he rest in peace.
    (((hugs)))

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