Thursday, February 5, 2009

At peace

Michael is my brother. He fought a battle with anaplastic thyroid cancer that ended last night and he is at peace. He touched many people in his life with his smile, kind actions and gifts of his hands, including woodworking, papercutting and tatting. His love of animals was shown through volunteer work at animal shelters and the many abandoned pets he took in and gave a loving home. I will miss him terribly, but take comfort in the love we shared and in knowing his struggle to breathe is over. He is at rest and I am very blessed to be able to call him my brother.

20 comments:

Norma said...

You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers today.

Joanna said...

Oh Teresa, I am so sorry. He sounds like a wonderful, kindhearted, and talented man. You will be in my prayers.

Rhonda P. said...

You and your family are in my prayers.

Cathi said...

I am so sorry, T. So suddenly and so much life in him yet. I am sure he will be missed by everyone.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I am so very sorry Teresa. My heart hurts for you. blessings, marlene

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Teresa, I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope his memory will bring you much comfort in the days ahead.

SuBee said...

I'm so sorry Theresa - it's so hard to lose the blessings we have. My prayers will be with you and your family.

em's scrapbag said...

I am so sorry, Teresa. May you and your family find peace in this trying time. You are in my prayers.

Nadine said...

Very special thoughts and prayers for you, your family, and your beloved brother.
Very heartfully, with a big, friendly (((HUG)))
NADINE

Ellen said...

It's hard not having Uncle Mike here, but our hope is found in our Father - and Uncle Mike is with Him now. I love you so much, Momma.

Dawn said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Lilly said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless and comfort you..

Lindah said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Teresa...a loss for a little while? It sounds like heaven has gained a jewel. May God fill you with his peace and comfort.

Zlaty said...

Hi Teresa,

I have nominated you for an award, please come on over!

Zlaty said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss!

Hugs: Zlaty

Connie W said...

How sad, I send my sympathy to you.

kjquilts said...

Teresa, I wish I was there to give you a big hug. I'm so sorry to hear about your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Marlene said...

Teresa, my prayers are with you. I know the blessings that your brother brought to your life and to others will continue on and on.

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

I'm very sorry for your loss Teresa. I wish you lots of strength.

Julia said...

How wonderful to have had such a wonderful example in your life. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. (((hugs)))