Welcome to my blog Viewing My World! I have another blog A La Carte where I share my love of thrifting, tablescapes and other aspects of my life. This blog is to share my love of photography! I hope by starting this blog I will take more photos. Come along with me as I view my world through the lens of my camera.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Joining Alphabe-Thur with Miss Jenny

B is for brother 
Me & My Brother

How do you say goodbye to someone you love for the last time?  How do you drive away knowing that you are leaving a part of yourself behind? 

I did this.  I visited my brother for what is probably the last time today.  I am flying home on Friday. Today we talked about family, childhood memories, forgiveness, faith and love.  I shed tears, he stayed calm....he is at peace...I wish I was. 

How do you say goodbye to your childhood friend, keeper of secrets, partner in crime and so much more....I don't know. 
I could only say
I love you!

I know I'll see him on the other side

Viewing my world,



  1. Those feelings are one reason why I don't think I could visit my brother in NZ!

  2. My heart hurts for you and I have tears as I type this but I am so glad you both know that you will see each other again in a place where there are no goodbyes. Ever.

    "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." (Matthew 5:4)

  3. I'm so sorry for you. I can't imagine how difficult this time is. I hope you make it through with some degree of peace.

  4. What a comfort that you still will see him back...only later!

  5. You will be in my prayers. I can't even imagine how hard this would be. I'm glad you got to spend time together and say whatever you needed to say to each other.

    The waiting will be hard, but the reunion will be sweet.

  6. I will be praying. What a difficult time!

  7. Oh Linda my friend. I knew you were with him, but I guess through my pain, I didn't know the pain you were going though also.
    Hard leaving, I know. I had to walk away from Randy's mom at the hospital in Vancouver. I had to get back home to the kids, dogs and cats. It was so hard knowing that I might never see her again. I didn't see her again. We buried her 3 weeks later. I know what you are going through and I'm so so sorry. Life sucks sometimes doesn't it.
    I'll be with you

  8. I'm sorry. Hopefully, when his time is done you will relish in the memories of him.

  9. Oh gosh Linda, I have chills. This breaks my heart. I can only imagine how you must feel. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you!

  10. Linda you made cry remembering when my brother died. There is no peace in saying goodbye - there must be more peace in dying.

    I am so very sorry you both have to go thru this. And your mom. And his wife. Kids.

    Hugs, prayers, and love to all of you.

    It will be good to see you when you get home.

    Love, sandie

  11. Yes, Linda, you will, indeed, see him once again. There will be no sorrow then, only joy. No addictions, no pain, no regrets. Just pure and sheer love. My heart goes out to you and to all your family. Susan

  12. keep the faith that you will be together again one day, it will carry you far in the coming months. Love the pics of you two...sending love and prayers.

  13. So sorry Linda, it must have been so, so hard. I hope you find the strength to get through this.

  14. oh so sad. I had to say good bye to my brother way too early in life. He was only 47. My other brother lives on and is healthy, thank goodness. I hope he's around for a good long time.

    I feel your pain. I missed the posting deadline for Alphabe-Thursday this week...feel free to stop by, tho, and check out two other brothers ... :)

  15. I am so very sorry to read this.

    It is hard to say goodbye to a sibling.

    I'm sending prayers for peace and acceptance your way.

    Hopefully that will give you some small comfort.

  16. Oh Linda, there are no words I can say to express what I'm feeling for you and for what you and your family are going through. Please know I'm sending love and I'm thinking of you all.

    Lots of hugs, love and many prayers,

  17. what a perfect post to describe this feeling, which you know i understand. i smiled at that picture of you and your brother, what an image to treasure. hugs to you.