A Profound Stillness

On October 16, my beloved nephew Dylan passed away. He was 24. The times being what they are, I will say that it was not COVID related. Our entire family will forever be devastated. He was talented and generous and kind and beloved by all. We will never recover.

On November 12, my youngest brother, Geoffrey, was killed. He’d turned 52 just two days before, and all of us had been texting him that day with love and birthday wishes. Geoffrey was the extrovert among his siblings. He, too, was talented, generous, and kind. At this time, I cannot say more about what happened. We do not yet have all the facts. All of us were devastated yet again and now our grief is redoubled.

Two tragedies in such a short time is more than any of us can bear. It’s terrible that our family and all the people who loved them cannot safely be together to mourn our loss. We will when it is safe to do so.

To everyone who has offered their condolences, thank you. It helps. It really does.


4 Responses to “A Profound Stillness”

  1. girlfromwva says:

    so sorry for your losses.

  2. Pat Wade says:

    Sending comforting thoughts and deep sympathy. I hope those in your “bubble” can help each other grieve and take care of each other. You will get through it, but it does take a lot of time.

  3. Timothea says:

    Two rude shocks in such a short period of time! I grieve for your family’s loss, the silence where there were voices and the stillness where there was energy. I pray that you would be comforted in this time and that you have the time to grieve before re-emerging into a new world now lacking two souls that made it shine for you.

  4. Kim Smith says:

    I hope this finds you healing from these terrible losses. My condolences.