Tuesday, December 18, 2007

December Sadness

December just doesn't bring the same joyous feelings of anticipation to me that it does for most people, I guess it's because so often over the years we've lost so many of our family members during this month.

It's happened again this year, I had a phone call early yesterday morning with the news that my ex-BIL had committed suicide. My sister and their son, Michael, arrived in the town where he'd lived today to make funeral arrangements. This has been doubly hard for her because a good friend of her's died on Saturday, also from suicide.

Sometimes I wonder if our family is cursed.

10 comments:

bermudabluez said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your sadness, Brenda...my prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Cursed? No, no more than the rest of families of people dealing with depression. The holidays are a double edged sword. For most, they are a time of great joy and happiness. For the depressed, though, it is a time of double depression, for they can't feeel what others experience. Suicides rise dramitically this time of year. As I battle my own depression, I understand this much more than I did while learning it as a pastor.

-D-

Donna said...

Bless all your hearts!!!! Suicide is Never easy...wish I could be there to help...somehow!!!!! Much love sweetie and many prayers....hug

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Brenda,
I'm sorry for the loss of a loved one. I lost a cousin a couple of months ago to suicide as well. He was a couple of years older than me, but still it was devastating. The sad thing about it was that his wife was here in Arkansas visiting his Mother, and the Mailman found him on his porch. He had hung himself. I will keep you and your Family in my prayers during this loss. May God Be With Each and Everyone of You and may you feel his Holy Spirit on you. Take care my friend and have a Blessed Wednesday.

Hugs,
Karen H.

AndiePandie said...

Wow. I don't really know what to say other than I'm very sorry. :(

Cal said...

So sorry to hear your sad news, Brenda.

Whispering Hope said...

Oh, Ms. Brenda, I am so sad to read this. My prayers go out to all of you.

Cindra said...

Brenda, It always happens this way. We had two funerals today at the church. Two last week. We never have that many. My sil had two deaths in the family in one week. When my father died around Thanksgiving years ago, his mother died the day before and his sister died the day after. It's life. And the holidays aren't exempt.

jazzi said...

Thinking about you, Brenda. ((((Hugs)))

Joan said...

So sorry to hear this Brenda.

I hope your family comes through this a little stronger.