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#1 of 41 Old 11-01-2008, 08:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
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On Halloween morning. He was on his way to work at 6 AM; was stopped to turn left on a one lane road. He was hit from behind by the drunk driver, which pushed my brother's car into oncoming traffic; he was hit again head on by a pick up truck. Those 2 drivers plus one more who swerved to avoid the accident and rolled his car ended up in the hospital, but no serious injuries. My brother was only 28 - his birthday was the 29th of October, 2 days before; he leaves a 2 yr old daughter. I just can't believe it, my whole family is in total shock. My mom is a complete wreck. I'm flying from here (Boston area) Monday morning to north Louisiana for the funeral - I'm 34 wks pg and terrified of flying this late in my pg - my midwife said it was ok, and I have a note from her, but my first was born early at 32 wks so I am already so scared that I'm going to have this baby early anyway. Luckily, I'm going to leave my 2 yr old at home with husband and husband's mom - I just can't imagine doing this with him to take care of too.

I'll sort of think of other things for a bit, then my mind comes back to it again. And again.
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How awful. I am so sorry. Please take care of yourself and your babe as well.
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Oh I am so sorry. That is absolutely terrible.

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I'm so sorry.

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Oh my gosh, I am so sorry.

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I'm so sorry. It's so horrible that one person's stupid choice caused such a tragedy. T & P for you and your family.

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I'm so sorry.
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I can't tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I can't imagine the agony your family is going through. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.


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How horrible, I am so sorry.
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im sorry for your loss, and for your niece also. may you all find some peace sooner then later. sending healing vibes to all that is involved.
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I am so sorry for your loss.
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I am so sorry for your loss.
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I'm so sorry, that's terrible
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I am so very sorry for your loss.

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oh god. im so sorry
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I'm so sorry.

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My deepest condolences. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Safe travels, mama.
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That is so awful to hear.
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I'm so sorry for your loss, mama. You and your family are in my prayers.
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I'm so deeply sorry for your loss.

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I'm so sorry for your loss...

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Oh my. I am so very sorry for your loss. That is terribly sad and so very tragic.

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I'm so sorry, mama. Driving drunk is one of the worst things people can do, IMO.
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i'm so sorry. what a terrible tragedy. i wish your family strength and peace. safe travels to you mama and to your little one inside. take care of yourself.
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I am so sorry. I lost my brother in July. I will hold you and your family in my thoughts. Feel free to pm me. Losing a sibling is a very big hurt. Safe travels.
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Thinking of you, mama. Will hopefully see you next week some time.

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I am so very sorry for your loss.
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