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My brother Anthony♥

Sunday, May 26, 2013

I am the eldest of six....4 girls, 2 boys. Five years ago, my youngest brother passed away from cancer, my baby sister died last year from hepatitis, and yesterday my other brother died from complications with diabetes. It's almost incomprehensible that the three youngest siblings in our family are gone.

My two sisters and I really believe that their lifestyles had a lot to do with all their health issues. They were too young to die. I am 15 years older than the youngest, and it almost seems that it should have been the other way around.

A few years ago my wonderful daughter made me realize what I was actually doing to myself by eating all the processed foods out there. I tried to convey this to my younger siblings. They always agreed with me but did what they wanted, the same thing I used to do when my daughter would preach to me about getting healthier.

At age 74, I am in pretty good health, no kinds of meds, only vitamins and supplements. I am committed to living a healthier lifestyle. I only wish I had started earlier in life, and that it's not too late.

I have many loving memories of our younger days growing up. Being the eldest, it was my responsibility to care for the younger ones. I somehow feel I have lost my three little kids. Thanks for listening to me. It somehow helps to write things down.
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    Rosy, so sorry that I did not read this blog eariler. Sending a big emoticon to you and so very sorry for the loss of your brother .
    1779 days ago
    Rosy my friend I am so sorry for your losses .I am however very glad you listened to your daughter because I am delighted we have you with us. love and hugs,Cheri
    1788 days ago
    emoticon As much as we KNOW what is right, it can be hard to wrap our brains and emotions around it. I have years of emotional eating at my beck and call---- so understand how hard it is to consistently eat unprocessed food. sorry about your losses. You did what you could, but ultimately, your siblings made their own choices. Hugs, Rosy!
    1789 days ago
  • ELSCO55
    1790 days ago
    How sad for your family and your loss. You, my friend, are lucky to have such a wise daughter and your daughter...a great mom.
    1790 days ago
  • JOHGLO2011
    It is never easy to lose our loved ones! I lost my younger sister some years ago to cancer - we were very close and I still miss her so much! She used to think that a Little Debbie cake was a good breakfast. :( When she got cancer, she didn't have anything to fight it with. :( Hugs to you! Try to remember all the good times! emoticon
    1790 days ago
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