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~~~ Precious MEMORIES of my deceased brother i cherish~~~

Updated on November 23, 2012

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“Precious MEMORIES of my deceased brother


I remembered when you came home for

the first time your face was pink as

a strawberry. Your hair slick to your skull what

a cute face to behold. I was excited to have

a brother, you sure was a special gift sent

from Heaven above.

I remembered how you’ll never drink your

tea or fall asleep if you did not have a piece

of sponge to play with, in your tiny hands.

Time rolled by and you started to creep and then

walk. I enjoyed pushing you in your stroller, sometimes

holding you in my arms. Everywhere I went I assured

you were at my side, never wanting to leave you in

harm’s way. I can still see your lovely smile , when I came

to collect you after school, you were so delighted to see me.

You told everyone I was your best sister and sure

I was I didn’t like anyone hitting on you. You had me around

your finger doing little chores for you. You were so smart

I couldn’t even con you a dollar. I remember when

mum sent you for ice cream by Mr. Reggie you will eat out

the ice cream and then come home and say it melted.

What a tricky little fellow you were, LOL.

I remembered you being so fresh up and mannish you

tried making your own breakfast at times. Oh

what a mess that use to be. When granny came

you made her tea and sandwich. Would

anyone believe you were only four years then?

I marvel at your hospitality and love at your tender age.

You tried washing wares many times on your

own. I remember how you placed a chair

at the sink and went to work. No one made you

do it , I guess you were just helpful in your

nature. You loved going to church , I vividly

remembered building you a tiny pulpit where

you could have preached on the steps outside,

and you certainly did a mighty fine job.

You were so young but knew right from wrong,

and will always tell on us whenever we did wrong.

Your favorite song was “Excellent Jesus, you’re

still excellent in all the earth.

Then it was just after your fifth birthday. You

took in ill . I was in standard five I had just finished

exams to go to a new school. You had to be hospitalized

it ripped my heart apart to see cords and needles

attached to you. I was only twelve years old but

I knew it was my duty to come see you every day

forgetting about what time the school bell rang,

I had to see you before I could have started my day.

I prayed and begged God to please heal you

and don’t ever take you away from me. I

remembered as your time got closer to depart

from this world you started looking paler . Yet

you still tried to come off the bed and watch TV

or played with the other kids.

I couldn’t help but cry to see you that way and

right now I am crying as I type today. It was April 28th, 2000

when you died. I felt all my hopes and dreams shattered

right before me. NO!!! This isn’t true maybe it

was a mistake and they thought it was you.

GOD sent His angels for you. I know God

Knows best and He alone knows why He took

you from me. I believe with all my

heart that we’ll meet again some

glorious day , but as for now I still miss you

and never will stop until I see you again.

I won’t ever forget the memories I possess of

you I will cherish them forever in my heart.

Written by: Joanna Chandler

Copyright© 2012


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      3 years ago

      Wow - so heartfelt, so beautiful. I never knew about this and I'm so sorry to hear of it - though so long after, but still I know the loss of a loved one is never quite "gotten over" and we keep them alive in our heart forever. Your brother sounds like he came with a purpose and was/is an angel.

      God bless you!

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      5 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Vicky thanks for your lovely comment :)

    • Victoria Lynn profile image

      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      This is heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. I don't know what else to say. I hope you have comfort.

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      5 years ago from On planet Earth

      Gday eddy thanks so much for your lovely comment

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      5 years ago from Wales

      Oh LadyFiddler what a beautiful tribute to your treasured brother.I am sure he has the biggest smile ever each time he stops by to read it.

      They may be gone from our homes but never from our hearts.My beloved are with me daily in my heart and here's lots of love and hugs all for you from my little corner of Wales.


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      Gail Meyers 

      5 years ago from Kansas City - United States

      What a beautiful tribute to your brother. I am sorry for your loss. We lost my brother at 39. I can not fathom having lost him at 12. My heart goes out to you.

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      5 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Ubani I appreciate your kind words .

      Thanks much

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      5 years ago from Lagos

      Wow! What a heartfelt poem. It is really saddening to lose someone dear. When I remenber all the good times and the fact that the person is gone leaves me shedding tears.

      I love your optimistic attitude to life.

      God bless you.


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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Oh Dear fiend - I send such deep sympathies for your losing your dear little brother. So young, only five. It just doesn't seem fair to see someone so young ill. Knowing he is in Gods hands is hopefully a true blessings. To lose your brother at 12 years of age makes my heart hurt for you.

      I send nothing but prayers and blessings.

      Sincerely, a fellow sister who also lost a brother.

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      5 years ago from On planet Earth

      Jackie thanks so much for your lovely comment . I appreciate it ;)

      Yeah i can't wait to see him and you and i will meet each other there to.

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      5 years ago from On planet Earth

      Awwww Willstar you made me feel so nice, thanks so much to you.

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      5 years ago

      There is only the best

      images in remembering

      our lost ones

      They never do leave us

      you know

      He is right there

      beside you as

      He always will be

      I'm with you this morning

      thinking of them

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Most of us may assume or pray we will see our family in heaven but when it is a child, as your brother, you can know for a fact and you have that assurance. I know you still hurt thinking about him and miss him so much as I do my mom; especially holidays. It won't be long until he is showing you a beautiful home he has been enjoying many years, I really believe.

    • WillStarr profile image


      5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      How we love and cherish our baby sisters and brothers.

      This is one of the finest tributes I have ever read.


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