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I would classify myself as an artist. It took me a while to finally accept that monicker, but that's what I am; AN ARTIST!!! I have a wonderful hubs that supports my "talents" in most all avenues, except maybe when the credit card bill comes in the mail...LOL And I have 4 great kids and 5 beautiful grandchildren that I love to pieces. Come on by and sit a spell and "STAMP 'TIL YA CRAMP!!! & "CROP 'TIL YA DROP!!!"

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Dedication to my brother!!!!

The picture you see below was taken last April (2010).
This is my brothers and sister and myself.

Pictured from left to right: 
Oldest to youngest.
Pam, Rusty, Myself and Micky.


On August 22, 2011 my brother Micky passed away from an apparent heart attack. 
 He was only 48 yrs. young. He died just hours before his 49th birthday which was Aug. 23rd.  It was very unexpected and we will miss him so much.

I wrote a eulogy and actually had the strength to say it at his funeral service.  

This is what it said:

I just wanted to say a few words about Micky. He was a father, a brother, an uncle and a dear friend to many.
He would give you the shirt off his back even if it was the only shirt he owned.  That was just the kind of person he was.
Two words come to mind when thinking of Micky.....
FREE SPIRIT
He didn't care what people thought of him, he just wanted to live life to the fullest.  He was truly Viva Don's (our mother) son.
Growing up with Micky.....one minute we would be rolling around in the dirt wanting to tear each other apart.  The next we would be hugging each other like no one else in the world existed. 
He never met a stranger. He was always smiling, laughing, joking around, and telling stories.
To quote Micky on the very day of his passing; he told the guys he worked with....
Tomorrow is my 49th birthday. If I die today; I've lived a good life.
We are not here to mourn Micky...but to celebrate his life.
I hope everyone walks away today embracing their inner Micky and enjoy life.

My heart is truly broken.
We will love and miss him very much!!!!!
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5 comments:

Patty Sue 2 said...

It is so hard to say good-bye to someone we love and who loves us unconditionally. My thoughts and prayers are with you....a beautiful eulogy. Blessings

flowerdisco said...

oh krystal....so sorry!. big hug to you and my condolences to all.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh crystal! i am soooooooooooo sooooooo sorry to hear this. please know that you are all in my prayers. i am here if you need anything!!!

hugs :)

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Feeling the pain you are going through right now...I have lost both a brother and a sister and still miss them everyday... Time will be your friend and will help to heal your heart a little...but you will always feel as if a part of you is missing. Hang in there my friend and know that you are in my prayers.
~hugs~
Georgia

Reflections from Granny said...

Coming from Stef's blog, I'm so sorry about your brother's passing, prayers for you and your family.

Blessings, Lori m