We had some shocking news in our family the other day. My nephew, the only child to my oldest brother, passed away suddenly. His wife found him on Thursday. He lived in Carson City Nevada. He was only 33.
I am sad at the loss of life. I am sad that the namesake to my dad and my brother is gone. I am sad that the only red headed boy of my parents 16 grandchildren has left us. My greatest sadness is that my brother, my only surviving brother, has lost his baby! His one and only child. The one he was so thrilled and proud to bring into this world. The one he showered with love and gifts. The one who held his heart. It has brought a huge sadness over our family.
My brother and him had been estranged for a few a years and just last month 'friended' each other on Facebook. I was so happy that they had taken this step to healing their relationship...then this happened. It doesn't make sense to me, but I know God knew this was coming. God, I believe, allowed the door to reconciliation to be opened. Though in my mind I think why couldn't they have been allowed time to mend it, to see each other again...while on the other hand I am thankful my brother was given that time to at least connect.
Now my prayers will be for the health of my brother, his emotional and spiritual health. I am praying with all that I am my brothers heart will turn to the Savior. I pray the void that is in his broken heart will be filled with the true and living King.
My nephew, Edward Lee Morris III. Our hearts are broken over you. What a great impact you made on this family when you were born and now an even greater impact with your leaving.