Death of Younger Brother From Drug Overdose

Angela Hansen

My younger brother died January 20, 1998 of a drug overdose. This is very difficult for our family since we weren't able to say good-bye to him. He was only 23 years old, single and had his whole life ahead of him. He loved to go fishing and hunting with our father. He enjoyed playing with his two nephews, my sons, while we would visit my parents on holidays. Joking around with my sister and me. He wanted to be a drug and alcohol counselor. He wrote letters to us telling us how sorry he was for putting us through all the pain in the past few years. We thought he had the drugs beat at Thanksgiving time 1997. He was so happy then. That's the last happy memory I have of him, I hold it dearly in my heart. I found a poem on a card I would like to share with you, I don't know who wrote it though, but it makes me feel good knowing that he is happy and safe in Gods kingdom. I tell my sons that their uncle is now their guardian angel. My oldest says his uncle is jumping from cloud to cloud. My youngest tells me his uncle is dancing with the stars. Anyone going through the same pain please e-mail me. May God Bless all of us in pain of losing a loved one.

A Message From Heaven

Perhaps you aren't ready yet
to have to say good-bye...
Perhaps you've thought of things
you wish you'd said--well, so have I.
For one thing, I'd have told you
not to worry about me...
I'm with the Lord in Heaven now--
you knew that's where I'd be.
I'm sorry that you're feeling sad,
for I'm so happy now....
I've asked the Lord to ease the hurt
and comfort you somehow.
It's hard at the beginning,
but I know you'll make it through...
I hope it helps to know
that I'll be waiting here for you.

Angela Hansen

You can send email to Angela at: [email protected]
mail welcome

anniversary date 01-20-98
date of post 04-15-98

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