Yesterday we found out that my brother, Danny, passed away in his sleep.
Danny and my brother David are the sons of my mother and her first husband, Carl, who was killed in an explosion when my brothers were very young. When my mother passed away in 1992, Danny basically disappeared from all of our lives. I guess ultimately, he just didn't know how to handle the loss of his only remaining parent.
For years, I've wondered where he was and what he was doing and whether he was even alive. He missed my graduation from college, my marriage to Steve and the birth of Jenna Grace.
Back last September, he found me on Facebook. He reconnected with me and the rest of my family and while he was living in Indiana, we spoke periodically and he came down after Christmas to see us and meet Jenna.
We received a call yesterday that he had passed away in his sleep probably several days ago. He was not in great health but he was only 53. I'm saddened to have lost this brother who I had just reconnected with, but I know he is in a better place.
My remaining brother is devastated. Please pray for us during this time of loss.