Monday, February 4, 2013

Please Pray For A Peaceful Passing-Update on my brother

I promised you an update
and I wish it could be an
uplifting post- one
full of hope and joy.

Sadly, that is not to be.
My brother, Charlie,
was diagnosed with 
Stage 4 cancer.
It is a very aggressive cancer
and it appears that he has
only had it for a month at most.
This is the little brother I 
have loved his whole life.
At this point in time,
the doctors are giving him
days, perhaps hours to live.
He has gone downhill rapidly,
but he knows I am here
and understands that I
(and his whole family)
love him.

He is a Christian and is at peace
with his spiritual life.
At this point, I am asking you
to pray for a peaceful
passing for him-one free of
pain and angst-that he 
could just slip peacefully
away knowing that he is so so so loved.

We have much heartache ahead...
but I wanted you all to know.
Thank you so very much for 
your prayers.
They are just being answered
in a different way than I hoped.
I have not responded to your comments
but please know that I have read,
and savored, everyone of them.

I will keep you posted.
Love to all of you-
Diana

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104 comments:

Kate said...

Dear Diana
I am so very sorry to hear about your sweet brother. I will be praying for all of you during this very difficult time. My heart and prayers are with you. Hugs and love to you

xoxo
Kate

Terri said...

Diana,

I know your heart is breaking for him and his family. I didn't post when I read your news but I have been praying for your entire family. BIG HUG!!!

Maureen said...

Oh, Diana, I am so sorry. I am praying for him to glide, softly from here to an eternal home.

Tete said...

Wonderful post on Charlie- love you.

artbywendy said...

I am so sorry about your brother!Cancer is an evil thing...my mother passed away after a 5 year battle with breast cancer at the age of 56. It is so hard to watch someone you love go through that battle and to sit helplessly beside them.Know that I am thinking of you at this time and I am praying for a pain free journey!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Just breaks my heart. I am praying for all of you. Sending you love, Diana. You are such wonderful lady. He was lucky to have sister like you. Take good care of yourself. I'll be thinking of you.
Karen

Low Tide High Style said...

Diana, I'm so very sorry to hear this news and I will keep your entire family, especially your brother in my thoughts and prayers.

Kat

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Dear Diana... I am praying for you and your brother and family. I am so sorry to hear of his diagnosis.... But you can take comfort that he will be waiting for you all in his mansion in the sky beside a very loving GOD ... MAY GOD bless you all during this time and I will be in agreement with you in prayer.. HUGS

Sarah said...

Sad to hear this news, Diana. Know that you and your brother and family are close in our hearts and thoughts.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Diana... that made me weep. I'm so sorry for your pain... I know how hard this is on you and your family. Praise God that he knows Jesus and will be out of pain and living with the Savior for eternity. I'm sure that gives him comfort as well. Of course I'll be praying... and I'm sending you huge, comforting hugs from here....

xox
Spencer

Cottage and Broome said...

Diana, saying a prayer for you and your beloved brother Charlie…. Laura

Romeo said...

Oh no :( I'm so sorry. Yes, I will absolutely pray for a peaceful passage. I wish there had been much better news. Sending you many hugs and Romeo sends you purrs of comfort....

"her" and Romeo

Cheryl said...

I'm so sorry Diana... Praying for a Peaceful Passing into the Loving arms of Jesus ~
XOX
Cheryl

Simply Debbie said...

Dear precious Diana,
I have stood where you are standing...my heart is breaking for you. It is overwhelming how fast cancer can grow some times. IS this a hospital updated on cancers and treatments...it must be very difficult to understand
I will pray as you wish but I know miracles still happen...have so many questions to ask you. I am praying for Charlie, you and the family...if he can drink, please start him on green tea.You can drink it hot or cold...you start drinking it yourself, please.
love you much
am hugging you real tight

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

I am truly sorry Diana. I will continue to pray for him and all that love him. It is a blessing that you can be there with him.
Hugs sweet lady.

Annmarie Pipa said...

you can count on m y prayers for your brother. I am sorry to hear this news. I say over and over and over in times when nothing makes sense, "Jesus, I trust in you. Jesus I trust in you...

La Brocanteuse said...

Dear Diana, I am so very sorry to hear about your brother. Know that on this side of the world, I am lighting a candle for you and your family. Colette - South Africa

Julie Harward said...

I am so glad I saw this...so sorry about your dear brother! I will pray for him and you...I had two brothers pass away just like this, from cancer. One would have been 50 the day of the funeral and the other was just 53. I hate cancer...God bless.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I am so sorry, I was hoping for better news...my heart goes out to you and I hope you are holding up as well as can be expected...Take care my friend,,,

Teresa said...

I am so very sorry! I will keep your family in my prayers. Also prayers that he goes peacefully.

Daphne Bryson said...

Dear Diana, I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. My prayers are with you, your brother's family and your brother. My heart goes out to you.
All my love,
Daphne

Bente said...

Oh, I`m so very, very sorry.

Take care

Hugs

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Diana,
I am so very sorry to hear this news.
I will pray that he does not suffer long and passes with peace and dignity.
You are also in my prayers...

Many Hugs,
Deb

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

Diana- I am so very sorry to hear this news. I pray that God will wrap your brother and your family in his loving arms and give you all peace.
Nancy

andrea@townandprairie said...

I pray that he finds some comfort knowing you are all with him and he is not alone. God bless Charlie!

Kimberly said...

so sorry about your brother! Sending you a hug from New Jersey. I am hoping his passing is a peaceful one. I am glad you are there with him.

Ron said...

So sorry to hear the news, Diana! Please know that prayers are being sent his way for a peaceful passing. Praying too for the family that each may be comforted by God's touch. I am happy you are able to be there with him. xo

Kim K. said...

I'm so very very sorry, Diana. Please know that I'm thinking of your whole family. Sending you extra hugs from MI.

Sherry said...

I'm so sorry Diana. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Japolina said...

I'm so sorry Diana. My thoughts are with you and your family. Xo

A Vintage Fairy said...

Dian, So very sorry. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I am so sorry, Diana.
I will pray for Charlie's peaceful passing, for you, and for all of your family at this difficult time!
~Lynne
w/L.

vivian said...

Oh gosh Diana, I'm sooo sorry to hear about this. I will be praying for your family and for your brothers peaceful passing. sending you giant cyber hugs my friend.
xoxo

Dixie Delights said...

Diana, I am so very sad to hear this. My family will be praying for a peaceful passing for your dear brother and for healing and understanding for your entire family. xoxo

Shirley said...

Diana, I so wanted a different outcome for you and your family. I prayed so hard that he would get better. We will never be ready for it, but knowing that he will no longer suffer will ease a little of the pain. Many Hugs and Prayers are coming your way from Your Missouri Friend.

Maria Elena said...

Diana, I don't even know how to start this comment, I am so heartbroken by these news. So, so sorry. I will keep praying and know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Sending you a big hug, my dear friend.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Diana, I am so sorry and know this was hard to write and hard to go through. We are all praying for you and with you.

Pam said...

Diana, I am so sorry. I'll be praying for a peaceful journey. (((Hugs)))

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Dear Diana,
My heart aches for you and your family. I will continue to pray for you all and that if God will, hopefully turn things around. I am so happy that he is a christian so his eternal life is secure...what a blessing! We are on this earth for such a short time and it is so comforting to know you will see him again and will have all eternity together.
Blessings,
Cindy

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Oh Diana... so very sorry to read this. I had been praying for you, a different result. Will continue to pray for the entire family as you prepare to say Goodbye for now.
Blessings & hugs.... K.

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

I am without words dear Diana... but full of prayers for you and your brother and your family, much love, Julie Marie

Infuse With Liz said...

I'm so sorry to see this. My heart goes out to you and all your family and I hope the prayers will be met that his passing is easy and peaceful.
Praying for you all... Liz

Grammy Goodwill said...

Oh, Diana. I am so sorry that our prayers will not be answered in a more human way. I know that God holds your brother and all of you in his hands. I pray that all of you will feel God's comfort.

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm so sorry, Diana. Please know your brother is in my thoughts and prayers. I hope he goes peacefully knowing that you are at his side.

XO,
Jane

Something Nice and Pretty said...

What a great gift you are giving him Diana, knowing you are by his side I'm sure it is such a comfort to him.
Please know that I know how you are feeling, I lost my older brother to cancer in the 90's when he was only in his 50's. I still feel the void after all these years.
Praying for both you and your brother.

Love Rondell

Ellie VanCaster said...

Diana-this is such a hard journey for you but I am glad you got there in time so that he knows your there and Sherry has your help throughout this awful goodbye time. I will pray for a peaceful passing.
XO

Anonymous said...

so so sorry you and your family are traveling this painful journey, keeping you all in my prayers,

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Dear Diana,so very sorry for this heartbreaking time. May Jesus wrap Charlie in his love.Praying for you all.Jane

Susie said...

Diana, You are in my thoughts and prayers also. I do pray that Charlie , when he leaves this earth will walk into the open arms of our Saviour. Much love to all, Susie

Anne said...

Diana my heart aches for you all!I am so sorry to hear this.I will continue to pray for you all!
xx
Anne

Donna said...

I'm so very sorry, Diana. My heart goes out to you and your family. I am praying that the Lord will show his mercy, and your sweet Charlie will be in peace. Hugs to you, my sweet friend.

Cranberry Morning said...

I will be praying for you, Diana, and for your brother. These are tough things to endure, but we who trust in Jesus are not without Hope and a Future. Praying.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

definitely praying for a peaceful "falling asleep". You are loved as well. Still praying for you

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh! I'm SO sorry to hear this terrible news. I can't believe how fast this has happened! The good thing though is that he shouldn't suffer. My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cristina Garay said...

Oh Diana. I am so very sorry. My thoughts are with you and your entire family.
Hugs
Cristina

Susan said...

Diana, I am praying now for your brothers peaceful passing. He looks like a such a sweet man in the picture you have posted. He will be so welcomed into heaven.

Hugs sweet friend in your time of sorrow and pain.

Jettie said...


Praying for peace for all of you. And for his peaceful passing.
Love you and wanted you to know I'm praying.

Beth said...

Prayer said for Charlie for a peaceful passing and for all of his loved ones left behing.

HUGS!!
Beth

Lucille said...

So very sorry, Diana! I have prayed for him and will continue to do so.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh, Diana, I am so sorry to hear this. I will continue praying for your brother, as well as you and the family.

Marie said...

So very sorry Diana. I have already prayed and will continue to pray that he does not suffer and that God brings comfort to you and your family.

Marie

Petie said...

This line, Thank you so very much for
your prayers.
They are just being answered
in a different way than I hoped, was so beautiful. You are one special lady and I am so glad to have you in my life. Praying for you and your family at this sad time. And for your brother, may Perpetual Light shine upon him...

Penny Phillips said...

Praying for your family..hugs, Penny

Trisha said...

Dearest Diana,

Having just been in a similar situation, I pray that your brother passes peacefully and easily so that neither he nor his loved ones suffer. Seeing a loved one in such a condition is so heartbreaking. I send prayers and wishes of strength for you as you go through this. Blessings to you all!

~Trisha

Patty Patterson said...

I am so, so sorry. And I will most definitely pray. I'll pray for comfort for you and your family as well. I am happy to hear that he is a Christian, though. Because of that, he'll be taking the trip of a lifetime. An eternal vacation at a resort that is out of this world. I'm looking forward to going there myself, someday, and I don't even have to save up thousands of dollars to pay for it! :-) When I lose a loved one to heaven, I try to think of their absence like that and it gives me comfort. When we get there we'll probably wish we would have arrived sooner because it's going to be that great! I'm just in no hurry to leave little loved ones behind.

Debby said...

So so sorry Diana. I was hoping we would hear from you today. I will continue to lift your brother and you and your family up in prayer. (((((hugs))))) for you. May you be comforted knowing we are all thinking of you and praying for you.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Oh, I am so sorry. Please know that blogland is thinking of you and your family. What a blessing to KNOW that he is at peace.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Oh, Diana,
I'm am so, so, very sorry to read this...with the recent passing of my BFF with cancer, I'm crying and my heart is sad for you.
I'm PRAYING for ALL!
Warmly,
deb

Connie said...

Diana, I am so sorry, but still in prayer.
God bless Charlie and your entire family.
Psalm 85 says:
I will listen to what God the Lord will say, He promises peace to His people, . . . Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other. Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven.
God bless.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Diana,
I prayed for your dear brother, you, and your family and friends. Just to know that he is at peace with God is a blessing. Sending hugs.
Rosemary

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Diana, I'm so sorry.
May he pass peacefully into the arms of his Creator.
Love and hugs to you.

Karen said...

Diana, I'm so so sorry. I'll keep you, your family and your beloved brother in my prayers.

Mindy said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear that, Diana. I'll be thinking of you and your family.

Dewena Callis said...

Dearest Diana,
We all had wanted such a different report from you and are brokenhearted for you. Clearly, Charlie is a wonderful sweet man. I'm sure you can tell that you have friends who love you and are praying for you, Charlie and his family. We will pray as you wish that his homegoing will be a sweet one knowing that you will see him again someday.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Diana, I had prayed for speedy recovery but I guess that God has other plans for your dear sweet brother. I pray that he isn't in pain. I am so glad that you got to be with him and he knows that you love him dearly.
My prayers are with you and his family.
God bless
Mary

Susan said...

Knowing the Blessing of a peaceful passing from recent experience, I do so pray for this for him. God never gives us more than we can handle and bringing your brother home quickly is one way of achieving that. Know that you and all your family are in my prayers.

Shannon Chastaine said...

Sending my positive thoughts for a lot of Peace. And sending you a very warm embrace.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

I'm so sorry to read this sad news. Best wishes, Diana, at this trying time.

Nellie said...

Oh, Diana! I am so saddened to hear this news. Certainly my prayers are with Charlie and the family - prayers for strength and comfort. What a difficult time this must be.:-(
Hugs,
Nellie

E said...

Hugs from blogland and prayers to Charlie and your family xo E

Charlene said...

Diana,

Sending healing hugs & prayers for you & wishing your brother a painless voyage... Take care of you!
Charlene

Becca said...

Diana ... I'm so very sorry to read your news ... we were all hoping for a different outcome. I know that your brother is so thankful you are by his side. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Rebecca said...

Wahhhhh....

I'm more than heartbroken for you sweet friend....

My prayers and love are with you this very moment. Praying for healing always....but if that isn't meant to be I'm asking God for mercy, peace and grace as your beloved brother passes over into heaven.

You are loved.

Love, Rebecca

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, I am sooo sorry, I have prayed for Charlie every day! Oh, so sad, how can a person feel well one month and be terminally ill the next...I guess we are all on borrowed time! I am sending you a hug and some warm Orlando sunshine. We are all here for you 24/7

Carol

Nonnie said...

How sad I am for you about this news. Healing will be complete for him when he closes his eyes here and opens his eyes to see the face of Jesus. Prayers for him to have a very peaceful passing to his real home. Prayers for your family's strength and peace as you walk through this time. Love, Connie

Sue said...

I am so very sorry Diana. I am so glad you were able to get there in time and that your brother knows you are there. In the end, it's faith and family, and I'm glad your brother has both.

Anonymous said...

I am praying, dear friend.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Oh Diana, I am so sorry for the pain and heartache you are feeling. I am so glad that you know Jesus and your brother does too. I will pray for you and all your family. Blessings on all of you.
Tears,
Jill

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Keeping you and your family close in my thoughts and prayers, and sending you a hug.
Take care
xo

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

I am very sorry to hear about your brother's condition. My prayers are with you and your entire family. Take care and hang in there. My best wishes always Anu

Leslie said...

Wishing you and your family peace during this time. I will say a prayer for your brother Diana.. Take care

Blessed Serendipity said...

Diana,
I am crying reading this post. Tears of sadness for those left on earth that will miss your dear brother Charlie but also tears of gladness for his happiness and joy the day when he rejoices in the presence of God.

love,
Danielle

Bee Lady said...

NanaDiana,

I don't know you except that I've seen your comments on other blogs that we both follow. I saw where Susie (She Junks) said you needed prayers. I am soo soooo sorry to see this post. I started to cry. Prayers for your brother and you and your entire family. We just never know what life is going to throw at us. I am just so sorry.

Cindy Bee

Jo said...

Diana~
My heart just hurts for you as you are reeling from this news and dealing with all the emotions involved. I will be holding your brother, you, and family members, up in prayer! Wishing you all love, peace and comfort!
Jo

chris mckinley said...

Praying for you and your family

chris

joanne said...

"prayers for big and little things
fly heavenward on little wings
and there is not one thought or word
that goes unanswered or unheard."
Rest well dear one...God speed.

Cozy Little House said...

I am so very sorry. So sorry.
Brenda

pink*cherub*moon said...

Oh Diana! Words cannot express how very sorry I am to hear of Charlie's illness and prognosis! I just thought of him today and was going to email you to see how he (and you) were doing. May God take Charlie into his hands and give him peace. I pray for this and for healing for all in the days to come. Yes, please keep us posted when you can and know that you too are so so so loved! Hugs, Leena

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am so saddened by this news. I will keep you all in my prayers, dear one. And send special hugs to you, my friend! Love, Diane

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Diana, I'm so sorry that this has happened to your precious Charlie! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs!

Gina said...

Oh Diana, I am so sorry to hear this. Sending prayers to you, Charlie & your family. Big hugs to you as well.

Lorraine said...

Still praying for you all. Dear Diana! So sad.

Maria Elena said...

Thinking of you, Diana.

Claudia said...

I've sent you an email, Diana. I am so very sorry to hear of your brother's passing. I look at his face in your photo and can see how kind and loving he was. You can see it in his eyes. Bless you and yours in this time of sorrow.

xo
Claudia