Friday, January 24, 2014

An end to a tragic tale.

Today I face the demon that I have been fighting since April 23, 2012 head-on. I will look my brother's murderer in the face today when he pleas to a mere 25 years for taking my brothers life of just 43 years.

I miss you, brother.

So today I need your help.

First, I need you to keep my family in your thoughts and prayers today. We will need them.

Second, I need you to help others who will face the same things that I have by donating to the Crime Victim Advocacy Center. The Crime Victim Advocacy Center is an amazing agency filled with even more amazing people. They spend their time helping people who have been victims of violent crimes, sexual assault and domestic violence, just to name a few.

The Crime Victim Advocacy Center has helped me in ways that I can never repay in the last year and a half. They have provided me with incredible counseling services, advocates to help me navigate the murky waters of the legal system and countless other priceless services--all for free. Without the help that the Crime Victim Advocacy Center has provided me, I am not sure that I would be here today.

So please, help the Crime Victim Advocacy Center help others like me. You can donate here.

Thank you!

The Sally Struthers of PTSD


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16 comments:

  1. Oy. I wish I had something new or refreshing particularly thoughtful to say. Things like ' you are in my thoughts and prayers' are not very helpful right now. But that is my truth. You really are in my thoughts and you are in my prayers . having your siblings brutally murdered is not something that anyone should ever, ever have to deal with. And you certainly I'm going to experience more pain and trauma from watching all this unfold, but it will also continue to make you a stronger person. I hope that you are able to keep a picture of your brother and your head that does bring you some peace or joy or even a little hint of a smile when you think of him. I hope that some of the tragic pictures that flashed through your mind are beginning to dissipate and are being replaced by more positive ones.

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  3. Sending lots of positive vibes and strength your way. I can't even fathom having to deal with something like this. Much love to you and your family!

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  4. I hope once today is through it will be like getting over a big hurdle, but 25 years? For taking a life? That person is gone forever and and likely he won't even serve out his 25 years. Regardless, I do hope that you make it through this day knowing that there are so many people out here rooting for you and at the end of the day hoping you gain even just a tiny bit of peace from it. I'm sorry this happened.

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  5. I can't even imagine what today must feel like, but I do hope that justice is served today and that you can find some peace. I really do wish you the best, though, we've never met.

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  6. I'll be sharing, hoping it will give you a little more strength to face the day with each thought and word you receive from friends and strangers. We are here to support you.

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  7. I'll be sharing, hoping it will give you a little more strength to face the day with each thought and word you receive from friends and strangers. We are here to support you.

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  8. Hugs, friend. I have no idea how you are going to feel today, but I hope karma comes back full swing for that person. Try, as hard as possible, to find peace, although anger will probably take over, or has taken over, for a long time.
    Thinking of you...

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  9. Huge hugs your way. I cannot even begin to imagine how difficult a day this will be. Xoxo.

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  10. Hugs to you today. And every day. But today more than ever.

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  11. i am so sorry for your loss and for what you are going through now! sending golden bombs of light and love. and ponies equipped with cans of whoop ass.

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  12. I wish I had something to say, but I can't really think of anything that would help or that hasn't already been said. I'm thinking of you and praying for you and your family today. <3

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  13. Thoughts and prayers are with you today! I have a brother and I cannot imagine going though what you have been. I will also gladly make a donation.

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  14. You and your family will be in thoughts and prayers all day long. I am sending so much light and love your way! I know your brother will be watching over your and your family in the court room today to show you love, happiness, forgiveness, and hope for the future. This will be SO good for the healing process. Just remember, no matter what, no matter how hard, FORGIVE. There is no such thing as forgive and forget, because we can't forget, but if we truly forgive, over time, we slowly but surely start to forget naturally. We will always remember the big picture, but the small details start to fade the pain goes away with it.

    <3

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  15. Oh, my heart hurts for you. So so so sorry. And I know those words are inadequate and I suck at showing support in words. Wish I could hug you. (But not a weird stranger hug, because I feel like I know you.)

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