Oh Donna....What a terrible tragedy. I am just heartsick for you and for your family. You have my deepest sympathy and you, your parents and all the family will be in my prayers.
The lines I offer you here helped me through my grief and I hope you find some comfort in them as well.
â€œI am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.
Then, someone at my side says; "There, she is gone!"
"Gone where?" Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port. Her diminished size is in me, not in her.
And just at the moment when someone at my side says, "There, she is gone!" There are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout; "Here she comes!"
Oh, Donna, I am heartbroken for you and your entire family, and especially your mom and dad Please accept my sympathy. I lost one of my brothers also, and I know what a terrible time it is for you. Prayers to you all and may you find comfort in your memories.