I have a brother who died...

@Marie2473 (8519)
Sweden
April 30, 2007 5:16pm CST
He died before I was born, in a disease that I do not know the english word for. There is no cure and it happens to small children - it is very sudden and i think it has something to do with breathing... Oh well. Anyways - he died before I was born but he has always been very alive to me, even though my mothet doesnt like to talk about it. Still I had never been to his grave - UNTIL this weekend when we went back to our hometown for my grandmas 80th birthday. I decided that I for the first time wanted to go. I brought my bf - a candle and some flowers and i just sat there and cried. Cried because i missed him... Is it really possible to miss someone you´ve never met - someone you´ve never known?
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• Singapore
1 May 07
I don't think so. You don't know him so you can't possibly cry over him. Yes I know you did but... hmm... unless his absence kept being remarked upon - then you will be reminded again and again... that's something else.
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
1 May 07
I am not sure how I can miss him - but I do =)
@xayarii (72)
• Canada
30 Apr 07
I'm sorry to hear. I lost my granpda before I was born, but I still miss him. It's very odd.
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
30 Apr 07
Yeah it is strange that u can miss someone that u have never met, or even spoken too. All i have are pictures and stories-
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
11 Jun 07
Yes, it is possible, and it is a blessing that your heart is so open to feel such love, even though you feel it as painful.
@samrat16 (2442)
• India
1 May 07
I'm really touched by your love for your brother whom you never met. Feel sorry for myself that I don't care for brother who is alive. Thanx for sharing this real story from your life.