Taking Time For Reflection


Last Sunday our family received some very sad and unexpected news. My oldest brother suffered a heart attack and did not survive it.

Our family has been gathered all week to comfort, mourn and honor his memory. Yesterday we laid him to rest.

If I may...I would like to ask you to please say a prayer and think good thoughts for the repose of his soul and the comfort of his family (he left a wife and two teen~aged twins). We would appreciate it very much.

In the mean time, I'd like to remind everyone to give a hug and say "I love you" to your own beloveds.

Blessings, thanks and good thoughts from...




Terri said...

Dear Tracey,

I am happy to add you, your family, your brother's family to my prayer list. I so well understand how losing a brother at a young age affects a family. We do not expect to experience these losses in our early mid-years.


Linda said...

I was sorry to hear about that, my dd told me. I'm praying for you all. Linda

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Dear Terri and Linda,

I cannot tell you how much our family appreciates the prayers and good thoughts.

Tracey and Family

Anonymous said...

Tracey- I am so very sorry to hear of the loss you your brother. We will certainly be lifting you and your family in prayer during this time of such sorrow.

Pray you will fill God's comfort and love surrounding you during this sad time.


Jan Morrison said...

I will include your brother and your family in my meditation practice of tonglen. This is a tough time - thanks for the reminder to love the ones that are with us.

Lorrie said...

Dear Tracey,

I'm so sorry to hear of your family's sorrow. I pray that each one of you will be comforted by God's healing presence.


June said...

Tracey dear, I'm so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you and your entire family. I hope you all will find peace at this time in some measure. It is so difficult, I'm sure.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I am so sorry about your loss. It's so hard when it is sudden like that.

Solange Honorato said...

Tracey, I know how much you are suffering now, but have force my friend. You're right, we can not lose the opportunity to tell people how much we love them. We do not know about tomorrow ... Be sure that I will pray for your brother.
Stay with God.

Dana and Daisy said...

bless your heart Tracey. Yes, I will pray for his family and for you also.

DarcyLee said...

I, too, will be praying for your family at this time. God bless you.

Storybook Woods said...

Dear Tracey, I have been thinking about you and praying for your family. I am so sorry and send my condolences. I will continue to pray for you and your family. Love Clarice

scrappy quilter said...

My dear sweet friend, I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Carol

Dumpster Decorators said...

I'm am sorry for your loss. Our prayers to you

Bettyann said...

Dear Tracey, I am so sorry to hear the news of your brother. Prayers and kind thoughts are winging their way to you and your family...take care (((hugs))) to you..

Cinnamon said...

I am so so sorry for your loss. What a terrible thing to endure. I hope that as you struggle through this difficult time you take comfort in those around you and know that there are some of us out here, that may have never met you in person but are thinking of you and sending good thoughts your way.

Love the Decor! said...

I am so sorry!

Kim D. said...

I wanted to say thank you because I bought your books for inspiration and to help impose some order in my own life after a death around Thanksgiving. I've felt so grateful for the comfort-so that is why I wanted to say thank-you. I also wish I could give you a hug over the miles-I'm sorry for your loss. I will pray for your family, too. Kim in Michigan

Margaret said...

Today is the first time I've visited your blog-found you via 'The Frugal Missus.' Tomorrow is my oldest brother's 62nd birthday, and I know how saddened I would be to lose him. So, please accept my heartfelt condolences to you, and your family, and my prayers for your spiritual recovery.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

My dear kind souls and kindred spirits...I cannot tell you what a comfort your good thoughts, kind words and prayers have me and my family.

To each of you please know I am so very grateful and extend my love and appreciation for your kinship. I once read that when people gather during times of grief the grief is dispursed throughout. Thus, relieving, somewhat, those carrying the heaviest part of the burden. Thank you so much for helping to lessen my load of grief.

With gratitude, love and thanks from,
Tracey and Family.

Saver Queen said...

Tracey, I am so, so sad to hear this. I wish I had more words of comfort to offer you, but all I can say is that I am sending as much love as I can from across the miles. My deepest sympathies to you, and your family. I'm wishing for strength and peace for all of you.
I'm so sorry, Tracey.

Vintage Girl said...

Dear Tracey, I am so very sorry for your loss and will keep you all in my continued prayers. Our memories of loved ones passed are such a beautiful source of comfort. Sending you hugs and prayers, Heather

Audra said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I too have been dealing with a loved one's health and he will not be with us much longer.

Please know that we share a similar burden so I can say this and know you understand.

Though they are not here in person, we have been blessed to have them in our lives and will feel their presence deeply for the remainder of our days until we are reunited.

MJs Table Talk said...

Dear Tracy,

I am sending you warm hugs. May it be soon that all your joyful memories push away this pain. My heartfelt sympathy.


Manuela@TPOH said...

Dear Tracey,

I'm trying to catch up with all my favorite blogs. So I'm just seeing this. I'm so sorry for the sudden loss of our brother. I will keep you all in my prayers.


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